Scientific name: Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss.

Family: Poaceae

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.

Bambusa bambos

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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