Advances in Studying on Physiological Activity and Curative Effect of Bamboo Derivatives
Hao Peiying1 Xu Youming1 Pi Zhonglai2 (1 Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070; 2 Taizishan Forestry Bureau of Hubei Province, Jingshan 431800)
Bamboo is a kind of plant with useful derivatives. It has been a very long time for Bamboo to be used as material of Chinese traditional medicine. Studies showed that its derivatives such as flavone, amylose and chlorophyll have high physiological activity and curative effect. Bamboo flavone has specific functions like SOD and GSH-Px. It can prevent the lipide from being oxidated and improve the function of heart and brain by eliminating ·O 2-and ·OH. And it is also effective in treating cancer, decrepitude and alzheimer. Bamboo amylose has effect on immunity. It can accelerates the course of injured immune organs, such as spleen and thymus, to get right. It can also be used for anticancer drugs. Extractives of bamboo leaf can restrain bacterium and eliminate NO 2-,·O 2- and ·OH and it can be used as food antiseptic, anticancer drugs,cosmetic additive, etc. Bamboo leaf chlorophyll display an obvious action on resisting mutation and canceration,it is a kind of excellent additive to drink ,cosmetic and leechdom for innocuous. Bamboo juice can be gained from the short-cutted culm by baking, distilling, extracting and squeezing,or by cutting standing bamboo. Microelement in the juice, especially organic germanium, has perfect effect on health protection and medical treatment. Shoot and root of bamboo are also effective.