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Although a part of the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine, it has been postulated that the use of tabasheer originated in the Adivasi aboriginal tribes of India. Banslochan has ulcerated-resistant properties. Banslochan female bamboo is a silky protruding from plant joints and is usually found in hollow stems. It is white-blue, hard, opaque, and found as irregular pieces. The main content of ventilation is silica (silicon dioxide), an important element of bones, ligaments, tendons, and skin. Banslochan also encourages hair growth and makes hair stronger.

Uses:- It is used in several ayurvedic medicines as a stimulant, coolant, sweet tonic, aphrodisiac, expectorant and diuretic. It has a restorative effect on body tissues and is known to trigger the immune response and is effective in curing cold and running nose.


Family Poaceae (Gramineae) Odour Odourless
Latin Name BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA Herb Extract Ratio
Sanskrit Name Tvaksheera Water solubility Water Soluble ≥ 40%
Common Name Banslochan Alkaloid Silicates 60% & Sili
Solvent Used Taste Has no taste
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance White Powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

Heavy Metal- Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm Arsenic – NMT 3 ppm
Lead- NMT 10 ppm
Cadmium – NMT 0.3 ppm
Mercury – NMT 1 ppm
Microbial Profile – Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
E-Coli Absent
Salmonella Absent
Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
Pseudomonas Absent/G


Elemental composition of the sample of Banslochan determined by X-ray fluorescence shows the presence of SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, CaO, MgO, TiO2, K2O, P2O5, Si / Al. (10) It is mainly composed of Silicic acid (Sio2) up to 96.9%, traces of iron, alum, alkalis, and 1% organic matter. Banslochan from Bambusa arundinaceae contain: Silica 90.5 %, potash 1.1 %, alumina 0.4% and iron peroxide 0.9%. Cavendish determined the specific gravity of Banslochan to be 2.169 at 11.4 0 c. Indian Banslochan is composed of 97% of silicic acid, 2.9 % water with traces of potash and Lime.

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