Scientific name – Bambusa arundinacea

Family – Gramineae
Vanshlochan is a herbal silica concretion obtained from nodes of the female bamboo trees. It is a white translucent, hard, and irregular fragments and bamboo exudate display potent therapeutic qualities, each part of the plant confer different medicinal values. It goes with the scientific name Bambusa arundinacea and it is a widely grown plant across Asian countries including India, the Philippines, China etc., where the temperature and humidity are ideal.


Bamboo is a group of woody evergreen plants, though it is grass, the larger bamboo is like a tree, that grows to a height of 40 meters and stems are joined with nodes. The stems are hollow and packed with silica. Vanshlochan formulation is a storehouse of vital nutrients and holds an earthy flavour.
Properties –

  • Adaptogenic
  • Antacid
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anticancer
  • Anti-gout
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Antioxidant
  • Antipyretic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Bronchodilator
  • Demulcent
  • Expectorant
  • Mild Diuretic
  • Mild Antipyretic
    Chemical composition –
    Vanslochan is an abundant source of natural Bamboo silica that comprises more silicon
    dioxide than other plant sources. The chemical components include:
  • Silica (SiO2)
  • Glucosides
  • Lime – Calcium Oxide (CaO) Traces
  • Potash – Potassium chloride Traces
  • Iron Oxide Traces
  • Aluminum Traces
  • Water
    Benefits –
  • Fortifies Bones – Silica is a key element in Vanshlochan, which is an important mineral needed for bone growth and development, as the bones need silica for the proper deployment of calcium.
  • Remedies Peptic Ulcer – This timeless medicine is credited to possess anti-ulcer and antioxidant properties, which is well-known to treat ulcers and other digestive woes.
  • Promotes Hair Growth – Vanshlochan is an effective ayurvedic supplement that stimulates the growth of voluminous and lustrous hair. The abundance of natural silica content averts thinning of hair and hair loss. It nourishes the hair follicles, enhance blood flow and strengthens hair follicles from deep within.
  • Augments Health – Vast reserves of nutrients present in Vanshlochan are crucial for optimising overall health. It acts as an atonic and sustenance physical and mental well-being.
  • Respiratory Health – The potent anti-inflammatory effect of this formulation effectively treats respiratory disorders and improve lung functions