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Zingiber zerumbet Sm.(Awapuhi), also known as the Shampoo Ginger,(Malay = "Lempoyang,") is a vigorous ginger with leafy stems growing to about 1.2 m tall. It is found in many tropical countries. The rhizomes of Z. zerumbet, have been regularly used as food flavouring and appetizer in various cuisines while the rhizomes extracts have been used in Malay traditional medicine to treat various types of ailments (e.g., inflammatory- and pain-mediated diseases, worm infestation and diarrhea). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zingiber_ze...