Common Name: Bamboo
Botanical Name: Bambusa vulgaris
Growing Area: Worldwide
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Bamboo is actually a giant, edible grass that has been part of the diet of mankind for thousands of years. There are more than 1,000 species of bamboo in the world and it grows in conditions varying from cold mountains to tropical regions.
Nutrients & Applications:
Bamboo contains over 70% organic silica extract and is the richest known source of natural silica. It plays an important role in the integrity of the skin, ligaments, tendons and bone. It is necessary for the body's silica stores to be maintained to promote good health. Bamboo can improve the strength of teeth (as well as whitening) and helps condition the hair, nails, gums and skin. It is therefore used successfully in cosmetics and toothpaste. It has been used to minimize the effects of premature aging.
Silica-rich bamboo can support healthy joints and flexibility. Silica is essential for normal bone development and supports healing of the bones.
Useful in strengthening the musculo-skeletal system, it also plays an essential role in mineral absorption and enhances the function of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and boron. It is also may support the cardiovascular system and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.*