Very few plants have so many versatile properties as the bamboo plant. The plant has its origins in Asia and it has a lot of spiritual and religious importance too. Apart from this, it is also used extensively in construction, furniture, in medicines, for tools, making musical instruments, making cutlery and even as an important ingredient in various cuisines too.
Apart from all the above uses, this plant has several alternative health benefits or therapeutic uses too. Some of them follow-
- Digestion- All kinds of stomach ailments can be treated by eating leaves of this miraculous plant. They are also known to strengthen the entire digestive system and promote effective digestion. This is the reason it is an integral ingredient of many appetizers in certain parts of the world.
No other plant must be such a store house of different kinds of nutrients – it is rich in antioxidants, protein, essential amino acids, phytochemicals, fiber and several other valuable nutrients.
Those suffering from different types of mental ailments like depression have found the plant to be a great source of healing. Introducing it into their vicinity has shown positive improvement and has found to have made such people stress free and happy too.
- Antimicrobial and antibiotic in nature
Sheets of bamboo have been used since even the old ages to keep away germs and bacteria. Bamboo textiles are usually worn by people who are suffering from some infectious disease as it soothes the skin and prevents the infection from becoming worse. It is extensively used in the healing of wounds and also to reduce infection.
- Natural source to lose weight
Though it is a very rich source of nutrition, the plant per se is very low in calories. For those who want to lose weight fast, eating a cup of the plant is a healthy, tasty and easy alternative to lose weight.