Pine Cone ginger

annbeck62 Posts: 1,028 ✭✭✭✭

I'm growing pine cone ginger also known as zingiber zerumbet and shampoo ginger (because you can make shampoo from it). I was researching how to make shampoo when I came across information on what powerful medicinal properties this ginger has. But the articles I found didn't go into detail about how to use it medicinally; tea or tincture etc for various ailments. So I was wondering if anyone has used this plant medicinally and how you use it.

Also the flowers are harvested for shampoo. Has anyone made shampoo from this ginger. I'm wondering how long its shelf life is since all the flowers basically ripen at the same time.