Illi - Bambusa arundinacea
Properties of Illi
|Botanical name||Bambusa arundinacea (Retz) Willd.|
|Sanskrit Synonyms||Vamsa, Venu, Rujasaha, Vamsalekhana|
|Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties|
|Guna||Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna|
|Name of the herb in other languages|
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.
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