Tabasheer (Bambusa arundinaceae Retz.) a plant origin drug of Unani medicine– a review

Anjum. A Aisha, K Tabassum, S Ambar
2019 Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine  
Herbal drugs have got enormous momentum in global health care. Tabasheer (Bambusa bambos Druce or Bambusa arundinaceae Retz.) is one of the valuable plant resources of the earth. Tabasheer belongs to the family Gramineae, and is highly venerable Unani medicinal plant, commonly known as Bamboo. It has proven pharmacological benefits and is also used as a folklore medicine. Since ancient times Tabasheer is common among the common man, as "Poor man's timber" and because of its numerable
more » ... s has attained the status of the "Green gold of forest". Tabasheer possess anti inflammatory, carminative, anti diabetic, anti oxidant, aphrodisiac, astringent, desiccant, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant, liver and cardio tonic, refrigerant, rejuvenative, styptic etc. This review paper reveals high nutritive values, phytochemical and pharmacological functions and health benefits of Tabasheer.
doi:10.31254/jahm.2019.5109 fatcat:pe57utzv7raenaa6bforsy67yu