Is the root of pinecone ginger edible ?

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Pine cone ginger is called so as its flowers resemble the cones of a pine tree. The ginger is native to SouthEast Asia and other subtropical regions. It has varied uses. The plant is also known as shampoo ginger as the cones contain milky substance that is used as a shampoo in Asia and Hawaii. Earlier the root of the cone ginger was crushed and administered on injuries by being placed in a cloth over the injured areas. The crushed root was also strained and mixed with water and drunk to allay stomach ache.

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