Menu  → Scientific information on crude drugs  → 
Bamboo Culm
Bamboo Culm
Latin name Bambusae Caulis
Botanical source: Family name Gramineae
Botanical source: Plant name - Bambusa textilis McClure (IPNI:392542-1)
- Bambusa pervariabilis McClure (IPNI:392460-1)
- Bambusa beecheyana Munro (IPNI:392260-1)
- Bambusa tuldoides Munro (IPNI:392553-1)
- Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis Rendle (IPNI:77189090-1)
- Phyllostachys bambusoides Siebold et Zuccarini (IPNI:415985-1)
Part used Culm
Empirical criteria for quality selection Unknown
Constituents Polysaccharides:

Phyllostachys nigra Munro var. henonis Stafp: epi-Friedelanol, Friedelin, Glutinol, Glutinone
P. bambusoides: Friedelin, Lupenone, Lupeol,Taraxerol


Pharmacological effects Unknown
Indications As a heat-clearing agent, it is applied to treat frequent fever, nausea, hematemesis, metrorrhagia and merostaxis and infantile convulsions.
Diseases Scary constitution, Insomnia, Anxiety, Disturbance of consciousness, Tongue stiffness, Allolalia, Cough, Vomitting, Hiccup, Hyperemesis gravidarum, Threatened abortion, Bleeding
Formulas untanto , kamiuntanto , karokijitsuto , kippichikujoto , seihaito , chikujountanto
Meridian tropism Lung, Stomach
Property Slightly cold
Flavor Sweet
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification Expectrants and antitussives
TCM: Medicinal effects To clear heat and resolve phlegm, relieve vexation, check vomiting.
For phlegm-heat cough, gallbladder fire with phlegm, fright palpitations and unrest, insomnia caused by vexation, wind-stroke and phlegm clouding the heart, aphasia with stiff tongue, vomiting caused by stomach-heat, morning sickness, threatened abortion.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese standards for non-pharmacopoeial crude drugs 2018.


Information on genetic analysis

Information of bioassay

Metabolism information on chemical compounds included in crude drugs

Traditional Medical & Pharmaceutical Database

Section of Pharmacognosy,
Division of Medicinal Resources,
Department of Research and Development,
Institute of Natural Medicine,
University of Toyama
2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194 Japan
TEL: +81-76-434-7601
FAX: +81-76-434-5064