Indian Thorny Bamboo is a soft, thick-walled bamboo which grows very fast and tall. The shoots are edible. Thorny lower branches are long and wiry. Leaves are lance shaped, 7-18 cm long, 1-1.8 cm wide, with a long-pointed tip.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate
Mature Seeds collected from 20 – 30 years Old Teak Trees.
|Uses||They are extensively used in many applications, mainly for making bridges and for ladders. Leaves are used for thatching.
The plant contains high levels of silica and is used in many ways in Ayurvedic medicine
It is used to treat joint pain and general debility
The leaves are antispasmodic and emmenagogue
They are taken internally to stimulate menstruation and to help relieve period pain
They are also taken to tone and strengthen stomach function; to expel worms; and have the reputation of being an aphrodisiac
The young sprouts, harvested as they emerge from below soil level, are taken internally to relieve nausea, indigestion and wind
They are applied externally as a poultice to help drain infected wounds
The juice of the plant is rich in silica and is taken internally to aid in the strengthening of cartilage in conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
This is good for bamboo huts, furniture manufacturing, handicraft, biomass consumption, biofuel, active charcoal etc.