Bamboo – Bambusa vulgaris

Scientific Name : Bambusa vulgaris
Common Name : Bamboo
Source : Shoot
Composition : Silica NLT 75%
Applications : Emmenagogue, Abortifacient

The active ingredients extracted from the Bamboo plant have been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
This Silica extract is prepared from Tabashir bamboo stems from India (Bambusa vulgaris)

The bamboo extract has shown many benefits like:

  • Fighting Anxiety and Depression,
  • This extract is the richest known source of natural Silicon, containing over 70% organic Silica. This Helps prevents wrinkles and keep skin beautiful.
  • Some studies also showed that Bamboo shoot extract has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancer properties.

Reference:

  https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-585/bamboo

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Technical Specifications

Test   Specification Test method
Description /Appearance Off white to white color powder ———-
 
Identification By TLC IH TM
 
Loss on Drying NMT 5.0% w/w USP 37<731>
 
Bulk Density (Tapped) 0.40-0.80 gm/ml UP 37<616>
 
pH of 1% solution 4.0-7.0 IH-TM
 
Mesh size 100% pass through 20 mesh IH-TM
   
Assay  
Silica Content By UV NLT 75.0% w/w IH-TM
Heavy metals USP<231>
a) Lead NMT 5.0 ppm ICP-OES
b) Arsenic NMT 1.0 ppm ICP-OES
c) Mercury NMT 0.5 ppm ICP-OES
d) Cadmium NMT 0.3 ppm ICP-OES
 
Microbiology Tests
a)  Total Aerobic Microbial Count NMT 3000 cfu/gm USP<2021>
b) Yeast & Mould NMT 100 cfu/gm USP<2021>
c) Coli forms Negative IS 5401-2:2012
d) Salmonella Negative USP<2022>
e) Escherichia coli Negative USP<2022>
f) Staphylococcus aureus Negative USP<2022>
g) Enterobacteriaceae Negative USP<2022>
Residual solvents To comply as per USP USP<467>
 
Residual pesticides To comply as per USP USP<561>
   
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