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.