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Bamboo pith

Latin. Bambusa arundinacea

Tibet. Chugang


Botanical Name Bambusa arundinacea
English name Bamboo pith
Tibetan Name Chugang
Family Poaceae
Parts Used Resin
Description Bamboo is native to Southeast Asia, to be more specific: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam and China. The fast growing, strong woody culms of Bambusa bambos have an average diameter between 10-18 cm, and are between 20-30 m tall (although the tallest recorded culm measured 40 m). The internodes are dark green colored with very thick walls. Nodes are slightly swollen and some lower nodes produce short aerial roots. It grows naturally in the forests of the dry zones
Altitude and habitat It prefers a humid tropical climate and grows best along river banks or river valleys with a rich, moist soil. It reaches its best development in moist deciduous forests up to an altitude of 1,250 m and receiving nearly 2,000-2,500 mm rainfall a year. In flat alluvial soil, the culms are reported to attain a height of 25-30 m and a diameter of 20-25 cm.
Active Compounds
Medicinal Properties It has an anti-inflammatory action.
Taste and properties Sweet taste and cooling nature
Potency It treats all types of hot lung disorders: this is one of Six Excellent Drugs used in many formulas. It treats fever caused by wounds.
Used in our products DAKNANG 1, DAKNANG 2