Shampoo Ginger (Zingiber zerumbet)
Shampoo ginger has the same growing habit and appearance as culinary ginger growing from underground rhizomes. The flower bracts are green when young and red when old. The cones are slightly heavy and waterlogged because they become filled with a clear, slimy, ginger-scented fluid. That fluid from the cones can be squeezed out and used as shampoo. The shampoo can be left in as a hair conditioner or rinsed out.
- tender perennial (protect from frost)
- part shade
- rich moist well draining soil
- average water
- harvest: cones
How to use?
- shampoo alternative
- ornamental use