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Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Genus: Bambusa
Botanical name: Bambusa bambos
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Amupah, Ardrapatrakah, Kantakah, kantakilah, Vambhah, Vamsh
Hindi: Baans, Bambu, Buns
English: Indian Thorny Bamboo, Giant thorny bamboo, Male bamboo, Spiny bamboo, Spring bamboo
Malayalam: Mula
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Mula is a soft, thick-walled bamboo which grows very fast and tall. The shoots are edible. Thorny lower branches are long and wiry. Leaves are lance shaped, 7-18 cm long, 1-1.8 cm wide, with a long-pointed tip. Clump bamboos have underground stems that sprout vertical shoots much closer to their parent plants, growing slowly outward. Thick wall with flexibility comes in useful for construction materials, scaffolds, and handicrafts. Mula is native to India and China.
The Young leaf, Grains and Bamboo manna is used for kapha, pitta, diarrhea, indigestion, muscle spasm, amenorrhea, Ulcer, and general weakness. Bamboo is used in Chinese medicine for treating infections and healing.
Mula
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