A REVIEW ON BAMBUSA ARUDINACEA
Mehakpreet Kaur*, Sonia Singla, Navpreet Kaur, Anuja Chopra and Divneeet Kaur
Bamboo is the colloquial name for the highly regarded ayurvedic medicinal tree Bambusa arudinacea that belongs to family poaceae. The plant's leaves, roots, shoots, and seeds, among other parts, have anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anthelminthic, anti-ulcer, antioxidant, and astringent properties. Seeds of the plant are acrid, laxative and said to be beneficial in strangury and urinary discharge. The likelihood of a natural medication not being available increases with its effectiveness. The natural medication is easily falsified with poor grade ingredients to satisfy the rising demand Pharmacognostical methods of standardising the plants have been used in the current work to assure the use of true and authentic material in herbal compositions. The characteristics of Bambusa arudinacea seeds at the macroscopic, microscopic, and powder microscopic levels have been studied. All these pharmacognostical studies can be used as a diagnostic tool for the correct identification.
Keywords: Bambusa arudinacea, scientific classification, ethnopharmacological uses, pharmacological uses formulations.
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