from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the ginger family, Zinziber Zerumbet, which is distributed over all the volcanic islands of Polynesia and in India. See also
- noun The name in Tahiti of another plant of the same family, Amomum Cevuga.
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The wild ginger is called awapuhi (squeeze the bulbs and it is great hair conditioner!).
As for trendy ingredients, such as awapuhi, ojon and argan oil, even hemp, there's too little of it in any product to make a difference, many shampoo experts say.
"All of our awapuhi is grown on our solar-powered farm in Hawaii," says DeJoria.
Above them, walking trails are lushly bordered by flowering trees and plants; some endemic, and others-like banana and kukui-nut trees, and agave and awapuhi plants-brought over by Hawaii's first Polynesian settlers around 200 A.D.
Treatments use "natural and indigenous ingredients, such as seaweed, pineapple, awapuhi root, red Kauai clay, guava and coconut," according to the press release.
This shampoo contains awapuhi, mango, and ylang ylang.
We raise the awapuhi on our farm using solar collectors. "
(jasmine), 'awapuhi (ginger) and liliko'i (passionfruit).