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Spiny Bamboo Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Spiny Bamboo
Glycemic Index / Load
Spiny Bamboo
Botanical Name
Bambusa Arundiaceae
Hindi Name
Bans, Vanslochan, Vanshlochan
Homeopathic Name
Bambusa Arundinacea   -   Mother Tincture

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Spiny Bamboo Cures


Action of Spiny Bamboo

Nutrients in Spiny Bamboo

Taste of
Spiny Bamboo

Nature of
Spiny Bamboo


Parts Used

Root, Leaves, Tabasheer, Bamboo Exudate
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Spiny Bamboo is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows upto 30 M.


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Materia Medica for Spiny Bamboo

Single Herb

Spiny Bamboo for Diarrhea

Prepare a decoction with leaves of Spiny Bamboo. Have 20 ml of it twice a day.

Spiny Bamboo for Stomach Disorder

Crush the leaves and young shoots of Spiny Bamboo. Take half tsp of it with lukewarm water.

Spiny Bamboo for Inflammation

Take 1 tsp Bamboo extract twice a day. Bamboo Extract is easily available in the market.

Spiny Bamboo for Ascaris

Boil leaves of Spiny Bamboo in a cup of water. Drink 10 ml of it thrice a day.

Spiny Bamboo for Dracunculiasis

Wash infected Wounds with the extract of Spiny Bamboo. It is very effective remedy, use regularly.
OR : Heat the leaves and shoots of Spiny Bamboo in a pan. Tie them in a piece of cotton cloth. Use it as a poultice.

Spiny Bamboo for Respiratory Diseases

Make a decoction with shoots and small pieces of Spiny Bamboo. Drink 30 ml of it once a day.

Spiny Bamboo for Menstrual Disorder

Drink 25 ml leave decoction of Spiny Bamboo once a day.

Spiny Bamboo as Blood Purifier

Make a decoction with shoots of Spiny Bamboo. Have 15 ml of it thrice a day.

Spiny Bamboo for Cancer

Consume 15 ml of Spiny Bamboo extract. Have it daily.
Queries on Spiny Bamboo
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Shashi bala
28 May 2015
How much vanshlochan to be take a day and let me know it's benefits.
Herbpathy Research Team
29 May 2015
Dear Shashi Bala

Spiny Bamboo is a good herb and treats a number of Health issues. As you are asking about the benefits of Spiny Bamboo, Here is the list...
Good To treat Stomach Disorders.
Is a Blood purifier
It has anticancer properties that inhibits the growth of Cancer Cells.
It is a good appetizer and is low in Fat and Calories.
It is rich in Proteins, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Zinc.
Helps in Losing Body Weight.
Helps in lowering the Blood Pressure and Blood Cholesterol.
Good Immunity Booster.
Has Anti inflammatory properties and treats Respiratory Disorders.
Contains anti-venomous properties that is used to cure Snake and Scorpion Bites.
Lowers the high Blood Pressure and is good for Heart.

These all are the health benefits of Spiny Bamboo. But before taking it, Please let us know, the problem for which you want to take this, only then we would be able to recommend you the exact dosage.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kripa Patel
04 Apr 2018
Hello. I am suggested by my friends and relatives to take vans kapur or we say spiny or throny bamboos powder in pregnancy. I am currently in the second trimester and going with the 23th week of pregnancy. Im kindly recommend the dosage I should take and the benefits of taking it in pregnancy.
09 Oct 2018
This information is not true I am used to eat vanshlochan from 5 months but my weight is increasing instead of losing..
11 Jul 2015
What are the side effects of vansh lochan?
Herbpathy Research Team
13 Jul 2015
Dear Anushka,

Vanshlochan is considered to be safe and non toxic. If you are taking some other medications please consult your health care practitioner before using this. However we would like to know for what purpose you want to take this herb.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Prabha ghosh
16 Jul 2015
can we use banslochan for hair fall or for grey hair ?
Herbpathy Research Team
17 Jul 2015
Dear Prabha Ghosh
Its not Spiny bamboo we recommend for Hair fall and Gray Hair, you should go for Bamboo extract. These two are entirely different Herbs.

Bamboo is one of the richest sources of Silica. And, Silica is the primary mineral which takes care of our Hair, Skin and Nails. Lack of Silica leads to hair fall, thinning of Hair and even results in Baldness. Bamboo extract comes from leaves and stalks of this grass.
Bamboo extract contains 70% of Organic Silica, which promotes healthy, lustrous and thick Hair.
Other Herbs rich in Silica are
Red Beets
Sunflower Seeds

Castor oil and Almond oil acts as a magic for Hair Growth.

For more information on Gray Hair, please look for Herbs and their combinations in disease section on this very website.
Write Gray Hair in Disease section and feel free to try any of the Herbal methods to cure.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Farana k
25 Sep 2015
I want to know more about vanschlochan, I am addicted to eat that. It looks like Alum, its crispy. Please advise on it. Is it dangerous?
25 Sep 2015
That is something really weird. Medicine is supposed to be taken for a specific duration. HAhahah... You found it crispy, so you are eating it. Will you like to tell that for how long have you been taking it. Because addiction of anything is really bad.

You gotta use some brains. Obviously if you are takin something for so long, it will start to show its adverse effects.

Choice is yours. just came across the website, since I spend quite sometime on the website looking for more and more info. And saw your review. Could not resist myself from writing.
Good Day !!!
21 Nov 2015
I m eating vansh lochan from April continuously ...It is harmful now for me...should I stop eating it..?
Herbpathy Research Team
24 Nov 2015
Dear Neha

Before suggesting anything, we need to know the reason for which you have been taking this Herb.
The herb is used to treat many conditions. Please specify your problem, so that we can advise you on the subject.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Amit purohit ( India up )
17 Apr 2016
My child of 4 year he is suffering from asthma. And overweight
He eat vanshlochan regularly
He like taste of vanshlochan
Wat is nontoxic dose of vansh lochan for my child can be use regularly
29 Aug 2016
do not give herb to your child anymore, instead you can give him herbs like, Basil, ginger and Garlic, that in the smallest dose possible. If some one has recommended vanslochan then only give it to him for a period of one to 2 months, not more than that, other wise he will be addicted to it.
Kavita ( India )
06 Jun 2016
Like Farana g i m also addicted to vanshlochan.I cant resist eating it.Tried very hard bt failed.Eating since dec15.And dose z becumg more nd more day by day.started eating it as i craved for chalk nd sleti nd clay pottery.So in place of all those i started vanshlochan.now i eat 10-12grams per day.Is it harmful.Plzzzzz tell.Very confused
28 Jun 2016
Dear Kavita Sorry, but we could not understand your query. We request you to please write us back again with what kind of symptoms you have and for what you wish to take these herbs.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
20 Aug 2016
I crave for eating clay,chalk,pottery etc. Once I tasted vanslochan and hence forth I started eating it regularly. Now I dont eat any clay or chalk but i eat 15-20 gms of vanslochan regularly. it is like an addiction. will it be harmful
29 Aug 2016
It is advised that you stop the intake of Vanslochan now and take one dose of Calcarea Carb 10m.
This is a homeopathic medicine. You just need to take it once.
DO NOT REPEAT the dose at all/ One dose means- 4 small pellets. DO NOT REPEAT ---- TAKE ONLY ONCE.
\COnsult your health care provider before trying any medicine.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rita ( Bengal india )
05 Oct 2016
Can one take vanshlochan if taking 100mg of Januviavfor diabetes?
13 Oct 2016
Dear Rita
Why do you wish to take Vanshlochan? Could you please tell us some more details about your problem, so that we may do the needful.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Nidhi ( India )
28 Nov 2016
I am 33 yrs old.i feel the urge to eat chalk. I am pregnant. During my school days i started eating vanshlochan and got rid chalk eating habbit. Now during my pregnancy i once again feel the urge to eat vanshlochan. Is it safe and from where can i get pure form of it.
05 Dec 2016
Please take one dose of Calcarea Carb 200. Since you are pregnant, the dose needs to be divided into three. Take one dose ( 4 pellets ) . Add it to a cup of water. Stir well. Take one-third of this water on the first day, remaining one-third on the second day and rest on the third day. This is how you are supposed to take the medicine. Do not repeat the dosage at all. Only one dose.
Pal ( Canada )
22 Jan 2017
I am suffering from sputum problem.I want to try vansalochan as somebody recommended me that but is white in color and is in small pallets form.is it safe.I think it is not original.where can I get original vansalochan
Kajal Sharotri
01 Feb 2017
Pal. Please mention that did you buy this from a homeopathic store ? Or did you buy it from a herbal store ?
What does the packing of the container say ? Is it a small plastic bottle ( equal to the size of your finger ) ? I think you have bought the homeopathic form of the remedy.
Prachi pareek ( India )
31 Mar 2017
I have been having vabshlochan since 1 yr nd now it effect in my weight . I have loosed 10 kg weight n problems in periods . But i'm addicted to it .
Is it good for me ??
Jayant Mahant ( India )
03 Apr 2017
Prachi. Please Stop the intake of this herb anymore,. This will further lead to weight loss.
This addiction might be due to some deficiencies. Even I was addicted to it. All I did was, a lot of self control and food rich in Calcium and proteins.
So, you may try that.
I do not thi9nk there is any medicine that can help to get over this. The only way out is YOU. You are the on who can help yourself. Be very determined abut not taking this herb any more. Whenever you crave for it, try for other favorites and eat them. Because, now you know if you keep on taking this herb, it will make you very feeble.
It may even cause other problems like, Blurred Vision, Gas, Drowsiness and Abdominal Pain.
Shilpa ( Maharashtra)
12 Sep 2018
Hello sir,
I want to loss my weight and I am addicted of eating vanshlochan is it helpful me to loose my weight??
Kamal singh ( Gurgaon, india )
22 Apr 2017
How can I get vanshlochan please contact me
02 Feb 2018
You can take one spoon of vanslochan normally twice a day or mix it with milk and have
26 May 2017
What are it's side effects?My. Mother is using vanslochan because while stepping on stairs her joints pain and she's a kidney patient too,so is it safe for eating or does it contains any type of side effects?
Roopal Luthra ( India )
09 Jun 2017
Instead of having Vanshlochan, your mother should have these two herbs-- Hadjod ( Winged Treebine ) and Babool ( Acacia Nilotica ) Have one capsule of Hadjod everyday for a month.
Babool fruit pods can be taken with warm water for 20 days. It will relieve her of the joint pains. Also, Boswellia herb can be taken later in the form of tea or capsules.
Will you please share what is wrong with her Kidneys, I think you can get some help here.
Aarohi ( India )
10 Oct 2017
I was eating vanslochn from years as I was addicted to it..I loved its taste..but finaly I have taken firm decision to not to have it..I have lost 10 kg weight and now I am 35 only and now I am not able to gain..i am also having lot of abdominal pain..ultrasound is clear..now can u suggest me how to overcum dis problem of weight not increasing .
10 Jan 2018
https://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Underweight-Cid1360 I have shared the link with you. Please read and feel free to ask.
07 Jan 2018
My son is 2.9 year and 11.3 kgs. To increase his weight what dose of vanschlochan shoild i give.
Smidha Shindey ( India )
10 Jan 2018
Do not interfere with his regular or normal body development. The diet of a 2 year is not that much. He will gradually gain weight. This is not a disease.
Jyoti ( India )
17 Jan 2018
Hi, last year i went for gall bladder surgery. last two three days i started eating vanshlochan. i eat a lot i like to eat. Is it ok to eat 10 to 15 times in a day (one small half spoon at a time). as i am over weight too. kindly suggest.
Riya sachdevq ( Delhi india )
02 Feb 2018
I m 16 years old nd i m addicted to eat vanslochan i had problem of lica so i started using it. Does vanclochan increases body weight
Sweta Chokhany ( India )
15 Mar 2018
Hi.. i am already 4 months pregnant.. will consumption of vanshlochan be effective in the development of the baby..? If yes..then how and in what quantity should i consume it..?
23 Mar 2018
Shilpa (Maharashtra) ( Maharashtra )
12 Sep 2018

I am 36 years old and my weight is 73K.g
I am addicted of eating vanshlochan since one month and I want to loss my weight. Please tell me Vanshlochan will helpful for me for weight loss?? Does it works?
Priyanshi ( Rajasthan India )
15 Dec 2018
I'm badly addicted to eat vansh lochan... I almost finish a 200 gms pack in 3 days.... I tried alot but not able to get rid of it.... I used to eat slate pencil... But someone suggested to eat vanshlochan except the slate pencil.... Now please suggest how can I get rid of it..
Segun Ola ( United Kingdom )
04 Jul 2020
Good evening, my aunt has diabetes, anaemic and breast cancer..... is spiny bamboo safe for her to take to cure or treat all three or is there something suggestive for all three individually? Thank you
06 Jul 2020
Dear Segun
For Anemia, Take soaked Raisins, Indian Gooseberry, Dates.
For Diabetes, Gurmar is the best herb. It's homeopathic tincture is available as Gymnema Sylvestre. Take 5 drops in a glass of water twice a day. Consult with your Health care practitioner first if you are already taking medication.
For Breast Cancer, take the following:
- Take Fagonia Cretica Tea twice a day.
- Take Soursop as fruit, juice or tea. For Tea, chop some fresh stems and leaves of Soursop. Boil them in 1 liter water until water is reducedto half. Strain. Drink 100 ml twice a day. You may add Honey.
-Consume Turmeric daily. Half/quarter teaspoon with a pinch of black pepper.
- Wheatgrass juice. Take 30ml juice early in the morning.
- Carrot juice. Take 2-3 glasses daily.
Follow this regimen strictly for Cancer for 2-3 months.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Saniyq ( Alwar Rajasthan India )
08 Jul 2020
Hi I'm saniya
Does it leads to weight gain
08 Jul 2020
Hey Saniya, it is known for weight loss.
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