Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Illi - Bambusa arundinacea

Illi Bambusa arundinacea
Illi - Bambusa arundinacea

Properties of Illi

Botanical name Bambusa arundinacea (Retz) Willd.
Family Bambusaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Vamsa, Venu, Rujasaha, Vamsalekhana
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Madhura, Kashaya
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Bamboo
Hindi Banz
Malayalam Mula, Illi

Description of the Plant

A large grass grows up to 40 meters in height. Leaves alternate, long, base chordate, lanceolate, acute, and very rough; plant flowers once in its lifetime. Flowers are seen in large branched panicles, bisexual, small yellowish; fruits are oblong grains, grooved at one side. Stems are numerous, nodes prominent, internodes up to 50 cm long, greenish or yellowish. Very rarely some edible substance called Bamboo manna can be seen inside the hollow stems.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, indigestion, diarrhea, amenorrhea, Ulcer, muscle spasm and general weakness.

Useful parts of the herb

Young leaf, Grains, Bamboo manna.

Illi Bambusa arundinacea
Illi - Bambusa arundinacea

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