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Zingiber spectabile beehive ginger


By Pitta

Zingiber spectabile beehive ginger (Zingiber spectabile)

This is one of the beehive gingers of which there are several colours.long vase life .This one starts out yellow then turns red.

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Very different!

14 Jan, 2011



14 Jan, 2011


Thank you both for your comment

15 Jan, 2011



Very nice!

20 Jan, 2011


All the beehive gingers are commonly named shampoo ginger as you can squeeze their cones and you will get a soapy liquid to wash your hair with , this is practiced in some of the pacific islands ,so much cheaper than buying shampoo and I would say most likely better than a bought shampoo.
Another natural shampoo is Alovera succulent ,you use the jelly from under the outside skin from the leaves , use this gel as your shampoo . leaves hair silky soft and shiny
Will also cure dry scaly scalps if you rub the gel into you scalp every day and let it dry . shampoo after 3 days . good for baby's cradle cap.
Its also used as a drink , so you cannot cause any harm from it .
Its gel is extra good to use on burns of all kinds.And its easy to grow .

20 Jan, 2011



I'm very familiar with the beehive (shampoo) gingers. I'm from Honolulu, Hawai'i, where they are very widely grown. I've never used one for shampoo...I think I would like to try it one day though. :>)

20 Jan, 2011

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