Bambusa tuldoides

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Historical Use of Bambusa tuldoides

Bambusa tuldoides in Traditional Chinese Medicine


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Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Bamboo Shavings

Specific Name  : Caulis bambusae in taeniam

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The drug is collected all the year round. After peeling the greenish middle layer of the stem is cut into sliver or shaving, bundled and dried in the shade. The former is called "Sanzhuru" (Scattered Bamboo Shavings).

Description  : Occuring in masses formed by numerous rolled irregular slivers or in long slat shape shavings, varying in width and thickness, greenish or yellowish-green. Texture light, loose, flexible and elastic, odour slight and weak taste.Extractives: Carry out the method of determination of wate-soluble extractives (Appendix X A, hot extraction method) not less than 4.0%.Processing: eliminate foreign matter, cut into sections or crumple up the drug into small masses.

Identification  :

Processing  : stir fry the clean Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam as described under the method for stir-frying with ginger juice (Appendix ll D) until it becomes yellow.

Action  : To remove heat, to resolve phlegm, to relieve restlessness and to arrest vomiting.

Indication  : cough due to heat and phlegm; restlessness, vomiting, palpitation and insomnia caused by excess fire in the gallbladder, stroke with impairment of consciousness; stiff tongue vomiting due to heat in the stomach; hyperemesis gravidarum; threatened abortion

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 4.5 to 9 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place , protected from mould and moth.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Priscila Fernandes de Souza, Cristina M Ribas Dos Santos, Joseph Ree, Miguel Pedro Guerra, Rosete Pescador
Male sterility in Bambusa tuldoides Munro.
Protoplasma: 2020;
[PubMed:31897810] [] [DOI] (I a)

Mária Herminia Ferrari Felisberto, Patricia Satie Endo Miyake, Antonio Ludovico Beraldo, Maria Teresa Pedrosa Silva Clerici
Young bamboo culm: Potential food as source of fiber and starch.
Food Res. Int.: 2017, 101;96-102
[PubMed:28941702] [] [DOI] (I p)

Jia Sun, Jin Yu, Pei-Cheng Zhang, Yong-De Yue
Enantiomeric determination of four diastereoisomeric oxyneolignans from Bambusa tuldoides Munro.
Phytochem Anal: 2014, 26(1);54-60
[PubMed:25196911] [] [DOI] (I p)

Julien Piouceau, Grégory Bois, Fréderic Panfili, Matthieu Anastase, Laurent Dufossé, Véronique Arfi
Effects of high nutrient supply on the growth of seven bamboo species.
Int J Phytoremediation: 2014, 16(7-12);1042-57
[PubMed:24933901] [] [DOI] (P p)

Samuel Bucco, Natan Padoin, Willibaldo Schmidell Netto, Hugo Moreira Soares
Drinking water decontamination by biological denitrification using fresh bamboo as inoculum source.
Bioprocess Biosyst Eng: 2014, 37(10);2009-17
[PubMed:24700131] [] [DOI] (I p)



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