Bamboo / Bambusa textilis
Bamboo is native to most continents except for Antarctica and Europe. Belonging to the grass family, it is considered one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Bamboo grows in a short but strong growth spurt during summer and then remains near dormant over winter.
Bamboo is used for everything from construction to irrigation systems, from musical instruments to food, fuel and medicine.
Bamboo is a natural source of silica which can help:
- Support connective tissue production
- Maintain healthy skin elasticity, structure and firmness
- Support collagen health and formation to support skin health
- Support hair and nail strength and thickness
Early Chinese books were once written on bamboo slats and bamboo has been used as a source of medicine and construction material since ancient times.