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Benefits of Bamboo in your Home

07 January 2014
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What are the Benefits of Bamboo in your Home?

Many of us know that bamboo is the exotic grass type of plant that panda bears live on, but did you know that bamboo has health benefits too? We are focusing on having a healthy new year, so let’s take a closer look at the benefits of bamboo in your home.

Get your hands dirty this summer and plant some bamboo!

There are over 2,000 different types of bamboo in the world, making this a very versatile grass-like plant. It’s a perfect challenge for passionate gardeners and bamboo-lovers to plant in their garden, thanks to the different ways to use it and the alarming growth rate. Bamboo grows at a staggering rate of 12 inches per day and it blooms every year, making it a new and exciting type of plant for gardeners to invest their time in.

There are many different ways you can use bamboo in the garden, but some of the most popular ways are to grow a privacy screen outside your home or to grow it in a container in the garden for a more exotic look and feel.

Dig in and enjoy

Besides feeding panda bears and looking pretty in your garden or home, bamboo proves to be a very popular and nutritious food in different countries all over the world. Its high fibre content helps to prevent chronic constipation and it helps in preventing colon cancer. Those are two great health benefits right there, but there are so many more.

Lignas and Phenolic acids are natural substances found in bamboo and both have many benefits. Lignas has anticancer, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties; while Phenolic consists of potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Not to mention, this plant is packed with vitamin A, vitamin B, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Protein and Potassium. Definitely enough health benefits to consider adding this plant to your home.

If you don’t have a bamboo garden yet, we suggest you take advantage of the gardening weather this summer and get started on changing your home as well as your health, all thanks to bamboo.

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