English Name :- Bamboo
Botanical Name :- Bombusa arundinacea
Family :- POACEAE (GRAMINAE)
Parts - Used:- Stem and young shoots
Habit :- A giant bamboo with stout root stalks, the clump reaching 50-60 feet high/stem golden yellow
Taste :- Acrid
Chemical Constituents :- Stem Contains: Cyanogenic glucoside, Taxiphyllin, Solid accumulation- Banslochan, Liquid-accumulation in hollow inter nodes is tabashin and Benjoic acid.
Culms: Shoot mixed with lime, applied externally on cuts & wounds, used internally to cure blood tuberculosis, Bronchitis, Asthma, Bans lochan is also useful in Tuberculosis, Asthma, Leprosy; Extract of the young aerial shoots is blood purifier and also useful in leucoderma and inflammation.
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