Latin Name

Bambusa bambos

English Name

Thorny Bamboo

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Leaves, Fruits, Vanshalochan (white secretion from stem)
(मूल, पत्र, फल, निर्यास (वंशलोचन ))

Effect on Dosha

Root Pacifies Kapha and Pitta. Vanshalochan Pacifies Vata and Pitta.

Properties and Uses

Vanshalochan has cough expectorant properties hence used in the formulations for respiratory disorders. It is beneficial in the treatment of menstrual disorders. Vanshalochan has nourishing effect on heart and has blood clotting action. It has diuretic action hence used in painful micturition. It has digestive and anthelmintic properties hence used in digestive disorders and worms.

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