10 Uses Of Bamboo You Should Know- Aroms Aigbehi


The Toothpick Problem.
Sometimes last year the Federal government banned the importation of toothpick using our foreign exchange. However, some people still source USD from the black market to go and buy toothpick.

On the other hand, Bamboo is seen by many as nuisance in Nigeria because you cannot get rid of it on your land. Therefore, every year in Edo State for instance people set fire on it to burn it down. Meanwhile in China they use their bamboo to make toothpick and export it to Nigeria. No government have interfere in this and the public are also not aware of the billions of dollars they are burning every year.

Our government is trying to create jobs and meanwhile you can use bamboo for the following unknown to Most Nigerians.

But they also use Bamboo for many other things you may not be aware of. Black bamboo shoot help treat kidney diseases. Roots and leaves have also been used to treat venereal diseases and cancer. According to reports in a small village in Indonesia, water from the culm (the side branches) is used to treat diseases of the bone effectively.

Bamboo is used to feed people and animals.
Bamboo shoots are used mainly in Asian food preparations. In Japan, the antioxidant properties of the bamboo skin prevent bacterial growth, and are used as natural food preservatives. Bamboo leaves and shoots are also the staple diet of pandas and elephants.

Bamboo is used to make rugs.
Exotic woods like the mango are often used in Oriental rugs. Buying a bamboo rug will ensure that you save a tree.
Bamboo is used to make diapers. For those of you who think that going green should start from infancy, wearing diapers made from bamboo cloth is an option. According to Japanese scientists, bamboo cloth can retain its antibacterial quality even after 50 washings.

Bamboo is used to make beer!
If you haven’t tried it yet, I can vouch for the fact that bamboo beer tastes absolutely fabulous.

Bamboo is used to make musical instruments.
Flutes, drums, digeridoos, even saxophones– bamboo is versatile when it comes to making instruments.

Bamboo is used to make clothes.
Bamboo– it’s the new hemp. T-shirts, socks, robes, boxers… your wardrobe can become entirely organic and sustainable.
Bamboo is used to feed people and animals.

Bamboo shoots are used mainly in Asian food preparations. In Japan, the antioxidant properties of the bamboo skin prevent bacterial growth, and are used as natural food preservatives. Bamboo leaves and shoots are also the staple diet of pandas and elephants.

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