Saturday, March 1, 2008

Ginger for your hair

The sticky viscuous liquid within the bracts of this shampoo ginger, Zingiber zerumbet has been used traditionally by Polynesians as hair shampoo. The whole "cone" would be taken to a river, and upon a light squeeze, the liquid would ooze out and ready to be applied. The chemical is said to impart a lasting shine to the hair. It is apparently effective, some famous (I think) shampoos - like Paul Mitchell and Freeman put it in their products.

More recently, an oil known as Zerumbone extracted from its rhizome is found to have anti-tumour properties as well.


lucia said...

the nature is full of surprises; we can find all we need, i apreciatte know about the ginger, thanks!

Hort Log said...

thanks for dropping in....

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