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Grow Your Own “Shampoo Ginger”

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 6, 2013 by Paulina Nelega, RH

The slightly viscous sap of the “Shampoo Ginger” (Zingiber zerumbet) has long been used by Polynesians as a natural shampoo. After the flowering heads turn red, they can be squeezed to release a gingery-fragrant, sudsy fluid. Natural shampoo that smells great, too!

To learn how to grow your own, check out: http://www.localharvest.org/zingiber-zerumbet-rhizome-C24788

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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