Scientific name: Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss.
Synonym: Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd.
Bengali/vernacular nane: Bans.
Tribal name: Hrihin mau (Bawm).
English name: Bamboo.
Description of the plant: A tall, thickset bamboo; stem up to 33 m high, tufted on a stout rootstock. Leaves up to 20 cm long, linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence an enormous panicle often occupying the whole stem.
Plant parts used: Leaf and stem.
Medicinal uses: Stems and leaves are used in blood disease, leucoderma and Inflammation.
Distribution: Cultivated throughout the country.
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