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Shampoo Ginger, Pinecone Ginger (Zingiber Zerumbet)

Categorized as: Flower,Ginger

April 26, 2010 | 13411 Views | 0 Comments

Shampoo Ginger Shampoo Ginger, often called Pinecone Ginger, is used to make various nature shampoos. Its common name in Hawaii is "Awapuhi." It produces a large green cone bract in mid summer, after blooming its bract begins turning scarlet red working its way up the cone and last for weeks. The bract resembles a pine cone which releases a thick sudsy juice when squeezed with a very gingerly scent (shampoo), and can also be used as an unusual cut flower for arrangements.
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber
Species: Zerumbet
Cultivar: None Identified