Wednesday, May 11, 2011


ಬಿದಿರಿನ ಚಿಗುರೆಲೆಯನ್ನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿಜಜ್ಜಿ, ಗಾಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಬಾವು ಇಳಿಸಲು ಲೇಪ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಎಳೆ-ಬಿದುರಿನ ಕಷಾಯವು ಕೆಮ್ಮುನಿವಾರಕ.
ರಜೋರೋಧಕವಾಗಿಯೂ, ಕೃಷ್ಣಾರ್ತವ ನಿವಾರಕವಾಗಿಯೂ ಕೆಲಸಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ.

ಕಳಲೆಯು ರಕ್ತಶೋಧಕದಂತೆ ಕೆಲಸಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಬಾಣಂತಿಯರಿಗೆ ಲಾಭದಾಯಕ.

ಬಿದುರಿನ ಮರದಿಂದ ಅಂಟಿನಂತೆ ಜಿನುಗುವ ರಸಕ್ಕೆ 'ವಂಶಲೋಚನ' ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇದರ ಉಪಯೋಗ ಅನನ್ಯ. ಹೃದ್ರೋಗ, ರಕ್ತ-ಪಿತ್ತ, ರಕ್ತಕ್ಷಯ, ಚರ್ಮರೋಗ, ವಾಂತಿ, ಅತಿಸಾರ, ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯದೌರ್ಬಲ್ಯ, ಮೂತ್ರತಡೆ, ಹಾಗೂ ಜ್ವರಕ್ಕೆ ದಿವ್ಯೌಷಧ.

ಆಯುರ್ವೇದದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಔಷಧಿಗಳಾದ ತಾಲೀಸಾದಿ ಚೂರ್ಣ, ಸಿತೋಪಲಾದಿ ಚೂರ್ಣ, ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ 'ವಂಶಲೋಚನ,' ವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಸಿತೋಪಲಾದಿಚೂರ್ಣವು ಗಟ್ಟಿ ಕಫವನ್ನು ಹೊಡೆದೋಡಿಸಲು ಪರಿಣಾಮಕಾರಿಯೆಂದು ಧೃಢಪಟ್ಟಿದೆ.

*ಎಳೆಬಿದಿರಿನ ಬುಡದಭಾಗವನ್ನು 'ಕಳಲೆ,' ಕತ್ತರಿಸಿ, ಪಲ್ಯ, ಸಾಂಬಾರು , ಉಪ್ಪಿನಕಾಯಿ-ಹೀಗೆ ವಿವಿಧ ವ್ಯಂಜನಗಳನ್ನು ತಯಾರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವವರಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಕಳಲೆಯನ್ನು ಬಳಸುವ ಮುನ್ನ ಅದನ್ನು ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ೩ ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾಲ ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೆನೆಸಿಡಬೇಕು. ನೆನೆಸದೆ ಹಾಗೇ ಬಿಟ್ಟರೆ ವಿಷಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಕಳಲೆಯನ್ನು ಸಂಸ್ಕರಿಸಿದ ಬಳಿಕ, ಅದರ ಸಿಪ್ಪೆ ತುಂಡು ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳನ್ನು ಜಾನುವಾರುಗಳ ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕದಂತೆ ದೂರಕ್ಕೆ ಒಯ್ದು ಒಂದೆಡೆ ಹೂತುಹಾಕುವುದು ಕ್ಷೇಮಕರ. ಬಿದಿರಿನ ಅಕ್ಕಿ, ನಾವು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಅಕ್ಕಿ-ಗೋಧಿಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಅಧಿಕ ಪೌಷ್ಟಿಕಾಂಶಯುಕ್ತವಾಗಿದೆ.

Bhumika Gk 
The bamboo roots are cooling, laxative, diuretic and tonic. The leaves are cooling emmenagogue and vulnerary febrifuge. The sprouts are laxative, thermogenic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, carminative, anthelmentic and diuretic. The grains are tonic, aphrodisiac and anthelmentic. Another component in the Bamboo shrub and it is the "Bamboo Manna". It is the dried sugar like granules that occur as the siliceous secretion in the internodes of the stems. It is expectorant, diuretic, haemostatic, aphrodisiac and febrifuge
The leaves of bamboo are aromatic, tonic, and stimulant. They are considered beneficial in combating the menstrual disorders and stop bleeding. From ancient era, it is considered aphrodisiac substance. They are also used in healing numerous ailments like:
Respiratory disorders: 
The soft shoots of bamboo are used in the treatment of respiratory ailments. Extract some juice from the shoots and combine with one tablespoon of honey. Consume this mixture to overcome the respiratory troubles.
Intestinal worms: 
Due to poor eating habits, out stomach suffers from intestinal worms. Intake of bamboo decoction will kill the intestinal worms that upset the health of stomach.
Menstrual disorders:
The juice extracted from the bamboo leaves would regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of women who suffer from irregular menstruation period can consume this extraction. It will also relive you from heavy bleeding during menstrual phase. You may also consume the decoction made from bamboo nodes. Even they are beneficial to overcome menstrual troubles.
Stomach disorders: 
Bamboo leaves are effective in the treatment of stomach disorders. They have proved beneficial in strengthening the stomach muscles. You may cook or pickle the shoots of bamboo, and consume them to cure the stomach disorders. The pickled or cooked bamboo should be served as appetizer.
Wounds and ulcerations: 
The plaster prepared from soft shoots is generally used in cleansing the wounds and inflamed sores. The juice extracted from fresh bamboo leaves is applied to cure ulcers.
Well, apart from the medicinal uses; bamboo is also used for many other purposes. They are extensively utilized in several Asian delicacies and broths. In place like Assam, the shoots are fermented with oil and turmeric. They are further cooked with potatoes and rice to form popular dish known as ‘khorisa’. The pickled bamboo is also very famous condiment. They are even used in soups and steamed tea. But, some species of bamboo are harmful to the health. They contain good amount of toxic material which is not at all good for health.
In many countries of East Asia, Southern pacific, Central and southern America; bamboo is very used for the purpose of construction. Chinese also use them to process fiber, for obtaining fabric. Musical instruments such as, Xiao, Dizi, jinghu, palendag, and Shakkuhachi are different types of bamboo flute which are used all over the world. Even they are prepared from bamboo.
Check out the bamboo shoots before using them in the food. Do not consume the golden bamboo lemur as, it contains heavy amount of toxic substance.
If given in the first month of pregnancy, it can cause abortion. But at the same time, if the mixture of bamboo shoots and honey is given in the last month of pregnancy, can lessen the labor pain. The intake of bamboo shoots in post pregnancy will prevent excessive loss of blood.

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