Thursday, October 28, 2010
Zingiber zerumbet (Shampoo Ginger)
The inflorescence emerges directly from the ground and rises about a foot above the soil. Delicate yellow flowers open a few at a time from between the scales of the green cone as summer progresses.
Chemical compounds extracted from the leaves and rhizomes have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties with potential for use in medicines. One such chemical, zerumbone, is being investigated as a treatment for various types of cancer.
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