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Scientific name of Bamboo: Bambusa Arundinacea 

Name of Bamboo  in different languages:-

Malayalam: Mula, Elli (മുള, ഇല്ലി)

Sanskrit: Vamsha, आर्द्रपत्रक-Ardrapatrakah, वम्भ-Vambhah, वंश-Vamsh

Hindi:बांस Baans, बम्बू Bambu, बंस Bamsu
Tamil: Mungil,  குழாய்மூங்கில்-Kulay-munkil, Periya Mungil, பெருமூங்கில் Peru-munkil

Plant description:

Bamboo belongs to the grass family, green leaves and erect with spines, the stem is hollow in each segment, reaches up to 100 ft, commonly found in the altitude up to 1000 m., deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, Flowering is only once in its lifetime of approximate 60 years.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Acicular Margin-Entire Venation- Parallel
 Acicular-Needle-Shaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-Parallel

Useful plant parts:

Seeds, Young leaves

Medicinal uses:

To treat thyroid

Chemical content:

Cyano-genic, glucocide like anti-thyroidal substance

How to prepare medicines:

Bamboo is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-


Shatavaryadi Ghrita

Shiva Gulika


Brihat Phala Ghrita

Shatavaryadi Ghrita


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