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shampoo ginger or awapuhi, ‘awapuhi kuahiwi, ōpuni

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Description:

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Habitat:

Grows all over the garden. From Hawaii.

Notes:

Medicines: ‘Awapuhi is used as a compress to apply to sore spots, bruises and cuts; also for headaches, toothache, ringworm/other skin disease, achy joints/sprains, stomach-ache (it is said to have anti-inflammatory properties). Underground stems were mashed with salt and rubbed on the head to treat headaches Non Medicinal Uses: Sometimes used on kuahu (hula altars) -Fragrant, sudsy fluid squeezed out of plant for use as shampoo, the powdered rhizome for scenting kapa, and leaves used to flavor meat

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4 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thank You girls!! Lol

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thank You girls!! Lol

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

i agree with Ranger Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Good Information, Good picture!

p.young713
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Tampa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Sep 6, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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