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Bamboo pith

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.

Latin name: Bambusa arundinacea

Tibetan name: Cu gang

Part used: Resin

 

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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.

It has an anti-inflammatory action

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.

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