Bamboo Leaf infusion (Bambusa arundinacea)
Bamboo is a tall, tree-like, hollow grass native to Asia, islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans and to some parts of United States
There are over 300 species, some of which can reach heights of 40 metres. It grows rapidly, sometimes up to 10 centimetres per day.
Ancient Chinese bridge and boat-builders favoured bamboo and the plant remains important in Asia. It is used to make household items and used instead of wood as a building material.
The shoots are edible and are popular in Asian cuisine. They taste a little bit like sweet corn, but take on the flavour of whatever else is in the dish.
The giant panda lives almost entirely on a bamboo diet!
Bamboo has been used for many conditions in traditional Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicines.
We take fresh bamboo stems, crush them and infuse them in water. The resulting mixture is then added to our fresh, handmade cosmetics.
Bamboo is the richest plant source of silica, containing significantly more of this material than horsetail. Silica is a silicon and oxygen compound that makes up most of the earth’s crust. They have a wide array of industrial and cosmetic applications.
The skin, hair, nails and connective tissues all contain trace amounts of silica. Bamboo silica is soothing and helpful for damaged, itchy or irritated skins.
Bamboo also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, B and C, adding to the infusion’s skin care properties.