Increases collagen and elastin production
Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd.
Bambusa bambos, Vamsha
Hindi – Baans, Malay – Mulla, Sanskrit – Vambhah
Vamsha (bambusa bambos) is one of the most ancient plants ever found in recorded texts. It was first mentioned in the ‘Rigveda’ which is an ancient Sanskrit collection of hymns and makes up one of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. These texts are over 3000 years old, believed to be compiled between 1000-1500 BC.
Bambusa is a tall tree that is found growing throughout the wet moist parts of India. It also occurs in Sri Lanka, Malaya, Peru, and Myanmar. The leaves of bamboo seem to be the part of the plant triggering the most intensive interest, possibly because the leaves comprise a significant portion of the total biomass of bamboo plants, are easy to harvest and process, and some can even be obtained as waste of bamboo timber industry.
Traditional Ayurvedic medicine has used bambusa for many conditions such as cough, skin diseases, wounds, digestive conditions, nausea, hormonal and gynaecological disorders, fever, ringworm, bleeding gums, painful joints, and as an aphrodisiac. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that biomedical researchers started to show interest in the health benefits of the humble bamboo plant.
Bambusa bambos is the plant of choice when considering the mineral silica. It contains 10 times the silica content of both stinging nettle and horsetail. It can easily be put through an extraction process to draw out its rich silica content and be added to any formula targeting treatment or support of healthy skin, immunity, and tissue regeneration.
Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth, exceeded only by oxygen and it is the third most abundant trace element in the human body.
Silica acts like a glue and it is found inside collagen, providing strength, flexibility, and resilience to skin and all our connective tissues. Silica also creates bonds between hyaluronic acid, which is the protein molecule that is responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hold water, that is critical for plumping out fine lines and driving repair and cell renewal.
As we grow older, the amount of Silica present in our tissues begins to decrease – partly because it is being used up at a faster rate as skin needs more repair due to accelerated damage, and partly due to a decline in digestive function and poorer food choices containing silica. This decrease in Silica levels can have wide ranging detrimental effects on the body’s organ systems and tissues. Since the skin is our largest organ, we want to be sure we are supplying the body with abundant amounts of this crucial mineral.
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