How Bamboo (Bans) is Useful In Piles
How it looks - It is a tall thorny shrub with many stems held on a stout root stock. The stem sheath is orange-yellow and streaked. The leaf sheaths are short, bristly and often occupy the whole stem. Flowers are glum es and fruits are oblong grains.
What we use - Roots, leaves, sprouts, grains and bamboo manna.
What it does -
Roots - Cooling, laxative, diuretic tonic
Leaves - Cooling emmenagogue, vulnerary febrifuge
Sprouts - Laxative, thermogenic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, carminative, anthelmentic and diuretic.
Grains - Anthelmentic, aphrodisiac, tonic
Bamboo manna - It is the siliceous secretion found in the internodes of the stems. It occurs as a bluish white translucent mass. This dried sugar-like granules are called bamboo manna. It is expectorant, haemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, febrifuge.
Home Remedies for the Cure of Common Disorders
ln mouth ulcers - Apply pasted bamboo manna on the ulcers to effect a quick cure.
In piles - Make a decoction of the Jeaves of bamboo and pour it into a shallow tub. Scat the piles patient in tub so that the pile masses are completely immersed in the decoction. Do this every day for 15 minutes for shrinkage of pile masses.
In eye inflammations - Paste the roots of bamboo in water and ins til a few drop s in the eyes to prevent infections and cure inflammation at early stages.
In bleeding disorders - Paste bamboo manna pieces with some saumph seeds and take everyday until bleeding is controlled.
In worm infestation - Dissolve pieces of bamboo manna in water and add a few crushed cumin seeds to it. This preparation taken internally dislodges worms and expels them.
In cough & other respiratory disorders - Soothing to the throat and expectorant ,manna is highly useful in coughs of all kinds. Powdered manna with some honey is ideal to lick down in such conditions. It has soothing activity on lung tissue.
In diarrhoea and dysentery - The organic salts present in bamboo ensure improvement in the quality of blood, and even bone and elastic tissue. This is why it works effectively in bleeding and its astringent and digestive properties make it a good anti-diarrhoeal.
In scanty urination - Bamboo also has gentle action on the urinary tissue and is therefore used dissolved in water as a diuretic.
In consumption and wasting diseases - Rubbed with amla fruit and honey, it makes a preparation called "Murabba" which is highly nutritive and aphrodisiac.