Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss (= B. arundinacea Willd.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 141-142

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss (= B. arundinacea Willd.)
status

 

Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss (= B. arundinacea Willd.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kyakat-wa, nga-chat-wa. English: giant thorny bamboo, spiny bamboo.

Range.

India to China, south through Thailand and Indo-China; cultivated elsewhere. Reported from Myanmar.

Use.

Shoot: Applied as poultice; also edible.

Notes.

In China the species is used as a treatment for jaundice, indigestion, and water retention; also, "The sap of the stem or a decoction of the unfolding leaves is administered as a treatment for fevers and rheumatic affections" ( Perry 1980). In Indo- China refreshing emollient leaves are used to treat fever, sore throat, and cough; finely chopped bark serves as an astringent for hemorrhage, menorrhea, nausea, and vomiting; roots and buds are emollient, diuretic, diaphoretic, and depurative, and are given for obstructions, and urinary and venereal problems; fresh roots, mixed with tobacco and Piper betle  leaves and macerated in oil, serve as an unguent effective on hard tumors and cirrhosis; bark is bechic; and juice from young branches passed through fire are used to give relief for inflamed bronchial tubes ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Bambusa