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It has been transported over time to many tropical areas in the Pacific Ocean with subsequent naturalization. Polynesians brought this plant to Hawaii in canoes many years ago. Although native to tropical areas, this plant goes dormant in winter and accordingly is not evergreen. It is now cultivated worldwide for its culinary and medical uses. Genus name comes from the Greek name which, in turn, is said to derive from an East Indian word cognate with Pali sigivera. Common name of pine cone ginger is in reference to the pinecone shape of the inflorescence. This substance is an added ingredient in some commercial shampoos. Wild ginger common name relates to the use of the rhizome as a food additive for culinary flavoring in various cuisines. These rhizomes are clearly edible, but bitter tasting in comparison to the commonly-sold rhizomes of commercial ginger Zingiber officinale.
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Zingiber zerumbet  is a species of plant in the ginger family  with leafy stems growing to about 1. It originates from Asia, but can be found in many tropical countries. The rhizomes of Z. Zingiber zerumbet is a perennial. From autumn until spring it goes dormant above ground as the leafy stems shrivel and die away, leaving the pale brown, creeping stems rhizomes at ground level. In the spring, the plant springs up anew. Among the leafy stems, the conical or club-shaped flower heads burst forth on separate and shorter stalks.
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