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Bamboo

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.

USAGES

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.

  • It is use in manufacturing building materials, carpentry, farming, forestry, hunting and fishing.
  • It is used as fuel and lighting and making pulp and paper.
  • Its culms are largely used in making tools, handles, weapons, furniture, musical instruments, handicrafts etc.
  • Its leaves are sweet and astringent cooling emmenagogue, ophthalmic, vulnerary, constipating and febrifuging.
  • Its leaves are urticant they are used in food or criminal poisoning.
  • Bamboo shoots as ornamental and boundary makers and sporting banana plants.
  • Its extract is used to treat various inflammatory conditions.
  • It sprouts are acrid, bitter and laxative and are helpful in inflammations, ulcers and wounds.
  • Split stamps of Bamboo are used in making baskets, fences, roofs and roof tiles.
  • In India it is used for making paper since it provide good quality of paper pulp.
  • Its resin is astringent cooling expectorant and diuretic and is used to treat infantile epilepsy.
  • Bamboo is used as an abortifacient for kidney troubles.
A word of caution
Bamboo should not be used by pregnant and breast feeding mothers unless prescribed by doctors
Disclaimer

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.