Potential Use of Bamboo as Medicine in Bali, Indonesia

Sujarwo, Wawan
April 2010
Bamboo: The Magazine of the American Bamboo Society;Apr2010, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p10
The article discusses the use of bamboo as an alternative medicine source in Bali, Indonesia owing to increasing prices of imported medicine. Nine species were identified with their medicinal use like the Dendrocalamus asper to reduce hypertension, Schizostachyum lima to increase memory, and Gigantochloa Hasskarliana to cure breast cancer and insomnia. The article also stresses the possibility of making bamboo a billion dollar industry in the world of medicine because it is easy to propagate.


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