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The healing power of bamboo

  1. Young bamboo shoots are used in Chinese and Indian cooking. Bamboo is native to China, Pakistan and India. There are several types of bamboo, but only Bambusa Arundinacea is traditionally used for its healing properties against various bone and joint disorders. It is a tropical, fast-growing plant; the stems can grow 20 centimeters a day and eventually reach a height of 10 to 40 meters.

Naming bamboo

  1. There are no alternative names for bamboo in Dutch. The word comes from Chinese. In Latin, this plant is called Bambusa Arundinacea

Traditional use of bamboo

  1. In India an ointment is made that can eliminate cirrhosis and tumors in the liver, spleen and stomach. Traditionally, bamboo is used in India and Bengal to treat joint and back pain. In addition, it was used in these Asian countries against asthma, cough and as an aphrodisiac. According to the signature theory, the use of bamboo against back problems is because the plant is very similar to a spine. The plant is supple and flexible and, according to signature experts, it is no surprise that it is good for the back. The Young bamboo shoots / Source: H. Zell, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

Bamboo good for the cartilage

  1. The below mentioned medicinal effects are all based on scientific research. Cartilage is a flexible bone shape that sits between the joints and ensures that your bones can move smoothly and painlessly. The high silicon content in bamboo is good for the cartilage. There is more silicon in bamboo than in horsetail, alfafa or nettle

Good for the connective tissue

  1. Collagen is a nice word for connective tissue. Collagen comes in different types and has various functions. It ensures supple and elastic skin, but also supple tendons, blood vessels, cartilage, bones, urinary tract and genitals. In addition, minerals in bamboo ensure that calcium is actually absorbed by the bones. The soothing properties of collagen are used in phytotherapy

Consult the herbalist

  1. If you want to use bamboo as a medicine, it is best to consult a phytotherapist. Bamboo extracts and medicines in the form of mother tinctures, powders and capsules should only be taken on prescription by authorized persons. A doctor or herbalist can advise you on this. All medicinal effects of bamboo mentioned in this article are based on scientific research and come from Geert Verhelst's Large Handbook of Medicinal Plants, a standard work in the field of healing plants. The book is widely used in phytotherapy.

  2. If you want to use bamboo as a medicine, it is best to consult a phytotherapist. Bamboo extracts and medicines in the form of mother tinctures, powders and capsules should only be taken on the prescription of authorized persons. A doctor or herbalist can advise you on this. All medicinal effects of bamboo mentioned in this article are based on scientific research and come from Geert Verhelst's Great Handbook of Medicinal Plants, a standard work in the field of healing plants. The book is widely used in phytotherapy.



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