Stems, roots, leaves.
Constituents and Properties
Emollient, diuretic and diaphoretic, emmenagogue, astringent.Leaves are considered stimulant, aromatic, tonic, emmenagogue, anthelminticand aphrodiasiac.The bark is astringent and used in hemorrhoids, nausea and vomiting.Leaves are rich in hydrocyanic and benzoic acids.
• Decoction of leaves as emmenagogue, to induce lochia after childbirth.• Decoction (20 gms for 1 liter ofwater; 3 cups daily) of stems of young shootsapplied externally for inflammed joints.• Decoction of leaves used to stimulate menstruation; also used for intestinalworms.• Poultice of young shoots used for dislodgement of worms from ulcers.• Decoction of roots used for anuria.• Decoction of shoots taken for respiratory ailments.• Poultice of tender shoots used for cleaning wounds. Decoction or juice of leaves applied to wounds.• Decoction of tender shoots used as abortifactient in the first month and in thelast month, to induce labor, and to facilitate placental expulsion.• In
, decoction of leaves used for diarrhea.
The young shoots (labong) are edible as vegetables, the seasonal ingredient inatchara preparations.
• Bambusa spinosa is the most commonly used specie of bamboo in thePhilippines.• Used in the building of bamboo houses, furniture and household utensils.
Constituents and properties
Demulcent, nutrient, cooling, astringent, antiscorbutic, antifebrile,restorative, emmenagogue, cardialgic, styptic.The ripe fruit is laxative.Juice of the flower-stem contains potash, soda, lime, magnesia, alumina,chlorine, sulfuric anhydride, silica and carbon anhydride.