Shampoo ginger

Zingiber zerumbet (Zingimberaceae)

Characteristics

Distribution

Natural Medicine Properties

A decoction of the rhizome is used in the treatment of asthma.
A decoction is used as a carminative to treat colic.
It is employed as a ‘hot’ remedy for coughs, asthma, worms, leprosy, and other skin diseases.
The rhizome is applied externally to rheumatic joints.
The essential oil in the rhizome contains zerumbone, which has spasmolytic and bacteriostatic properties.

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Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species