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  Shampoo Ginger

 

Thailand

Shampoo Ginger, also known as Wild Ginger, Bitter Ginger and Pinecone Ginger, has thick bracts that are initially reddish-pink below and yellowish-green above, and bears white flowers that sprout from the bracts.

 

Eventually the bracts turn completely dark pinkish-red. This species of ginger has the botanical name Zingiber zerumbet, and in Thai it is known as kratheua. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  Shampoo Ginger