Sunday, January 16, 2011
First mentioned in Asian medicinals of the 6th century CE, modern analysis of bamboo shows that it contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C, making it quite valuable as a curative for many common conditions. Bamboo leaves, for example, are a rich source of hydrocyanic and benzoic acids, while the tender shoots contain various valuable enzymes. Additionally, the juice of pressed bamboo shoots possesses protease activity which helps in digestion of proteins. The roots were used for centuries as a curative for rabies. As both traditional and modern medicine verifies, each part of this amazing plant has a variety of uses. Read more . . .