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Bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides)



strengthening, tissue-strengthening

Areas of application:

Provides good hair, firm skin and nails, excessive foot sweat, acne, skin rashes, poorly healing wounds, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, purifies the body, asthma, cancer, poisoning, scarlet fever, migraines

Plant parts used:

young sprouts and poles

Collection time:

all year round

To find:

Bamboo is found in Asia, North and South America, Oceania and Africa.


Silicic acid, wood pulp lignin, glycosides


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried or 2 teaspoons of fresh bamboo leaves are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and allowed to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Then strain and drink.

"Everything begins and ends with the bamboo" say the Chinese and take the bamboo as a symbol of modesty and age because it does not change through the seasons.

In Japan, bamboo is considered the plant of Buddha and an expression of Yang, the male principle. There is no tea ceremony or ritual that does not involve bamboo in some form.(Excerpt from The herbs in my garden)

There are now over 100 bamboo genera and around 1500 bamboo species worldwide.

Bamboo only blooms after 60 years, some species only after 120 years.

Fossilized bamboo has been found in Denmark, which is said to be over 50 million years old.

Caution is also advised in the kitchen, as raw bamboo shoots are poisonous. 1 kilogram of untreated bamboo shoots can contain up to 8 grams of hydrogen cyanide. However, they are harmless when cooked.


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