Thorny bamboo (also known as Vanshalochan, Bams or Kantabams in Hindi) is a member of grass family. The plant can grow up to the height of 35 meters. The bamboo plant has multiple stems with orange yellow streaks. The nodes are quite prominent and the leaves are long. The plant is a native of India.
Part used: Leaves, leaf buds, roots, bamboo extract.
Chemical composition: Proteins, carbohydrate, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, vitamins B and C.
Bamboo roots are diuretic, laxative tonic. They help in digestive disorders such as dyspepsia, flatulence and expel worms.
Bamboo roots help purify the blood. They are also beneficial for respiratory problems such as cough, asthma, bronchitis and fever.
Bamboo root help treating nerve disorders such as anxiety, stress, and in strengthening nerve cells.
A tonic made from Bamboo roots is used overcome physical weakness after illnesses such as diabetes.
A paste made from the root is applied to treat skin ailments such as leprosy, leucoderma, cuts and wounds, ulcers and nightfalls, and to reduce joint pains and inflammation in rheumatism.
A teaspoon of the powder obtained from the roots mixed with milk given twice a day reduces physical weakness and many other ailments. This mixture is also beneficial for menstruating women.
Siliceous exudate obtained from nodes of the female plant is used in homeopathic medicines to cure a variety of ailments.
An extract obtained from the stem can help remove dead cells from the skin and help rejuvenate the skin.
Bamboo leaves are emenogogue and used in dysmenorrhea.
Bamboo seeds can help to loose extra fat from body.
Bamboo fruits are known to be beneficial in diabetes.
Contraindications: No known contraindications. However pregnant women must take professional advice.