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Shampoo Ginger

Zingiber zerumbet

Description:

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...



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11 Comments

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

pretty

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 7 years ago

Thanks Gerardo Aizpuru :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful photos!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 7 years ago

Thanks LarsKorb :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

fantastic - crystal clean shot

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 7 years ago

Hey ChristyHolland that's interesting....I will have to try it when I go there again!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Great photo! I love the top-down look...I saw them in Costa Rica and our guide even rubbed them so they lathered like shampoo!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 8 years ago

Thanks Rolo!....I know it's hard to believe it can be consumed...it so strange haha :)

Rolo
Rolo 8 years ago

cool, the 2nd pic is awesome, it's like an alien plant ..lol!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 8 years ago

thanks....I added a second shot to show the full flower....before these pics I have never seen anything like it.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice info.

AnnalisaD
Spotted by
AnnalisaD

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.31, Long: -84.81

Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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