Zingiber zerumbet (Shampoo Ginger)
Widely known as shampoo ginger due to the milky substance found in the cone, which is traditionally used in many cultures in South East Asia. The roots are also a valuable herbal medicine, usually ground, and used for various ailments. Deciduous.
The traditional uses of this plant are quite varied, from general pain relief of sprains to toothaches (applying the ground pulp to affected areas), to ingestion for treatment of stomach aches, worms, and diarrhea.
Its also becoming a more and more important plant in modern medicine. New studies also link an extract from this plant called 'zerumbone' to having the ability to destroy cancerous cells in the human liver.
Zingiber zerumbet (Shampoo Ginger) - 180mm pot
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