Review Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 10, December 2011

Phytopharmacological Properties of Bambusa arundinacea as a Potential Medicinal Tree: An Overview

Rathod Jaimik D Pathak Nimish L Patel Ritesh G N.P. Jivani Bhatt Nayna M   

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Bambusa arundinacea family Graminae is highly reputed ayurvedic medicinal tree commonly known as the Bamboo. It is tall sized tree growing throughout India, moist parts of India. It also occurs in Sri Lanka, Malaya, Peru and Myanmar. The different parts of this plant contain silica, Cholin, betain, cynogenetic glycosides, albuminoids, Oxalic acid, reducing sugar, resins, waxes, benzoic acid, Arginine, cysteine, histidine, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, Protein, gluteline, contains lysine, methionine, betain, cholin, proteolytic enzyme, nuclease, urease. Various parts of this plant such as Leaf, root, shoot and seed possess Anti-inflammatory, Antiulcer, Anti-diabetic, Anti-oxidant, anthelmintic, astringent, emmengogue activity. Various phytopharmacological evaluations have been reported in this literature for the important potential of the Bambusa arundinacea.

Keyword:     Bambusa arundinacea Phytopharmacological properties Phytochemicals.

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