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Color image of several green ginger plants growing in the wild. A few red-colored flowers can be seen growing amongst the green leaves of the plants.
Ginger (Hawaiian name: Ahwapuhi. Scientific name: Zingiber officinalis)

The root is brewed as a tea for lung problems and ground up for seasoning, the flower bud is squeezed for a shampoo or soap.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine, photo by Kauila Clark