Bamboo isn't just for pandas - people can benefit from using it too. There are many varieties of this fast-growing grass. Strong and flexible, bamboo can be harvested every 3-5 years in comparison to 30-60 years for hardwoods. Each part of the plant has a purpose and is used for a wide variety of products including tea, houses, and baby diapers.
The plant is also considered eco-friendly because it improves the soil, helps stop erosion, and produces more oxygen than trees. Since it grows like a weed, no pesticides or fertilizers are necessary.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine bamboo sap preparations have long been used to treat infections, fever, and heal asthma and cough. The root has been used to treat kidney disease. Nowadays its use as an ingredient in natural skin care products is on the rise. Here are three uses of bamboo that will help keep your skin healthy and looking good.