Bamboo has been used in the construction of road reinforcements in parts of Orissa in India, other structures associated with transport such as bridges have been built with bamboo in parts of China and are still useful today. Bamboo has been used to build beautiful housing structures that are not only strong and sturdy, but durable and able to withstand harsh conditions. Many resorts near beaches use Bamboos to add an aesthetic touch to their facilities, and more than a billion people are estimated to live in bamboo houses.
For years, the bamboo plant has provided food for both animals and humans, and most Asian culinary preparations involve the use of bamboo plant, bamboo shoots are diluted raw, cooked or used to create a broth, most Asian grocery stores also sell them in fried, dried and preserved versions ready to eat. In Japan, bamboo is used as a food preservative because of its high antioxidant properties found in its skin which prevents the growth of bacteria. Bamboo is used to make beautiful furniture that can also double up as ornamental pieces in the house.
Because of its lightness that is a result of the hollow space, bamboo stems are often used for scaffolding during the construction of structures, and it is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to build.
Other minor uses of the bamboo plant
Some colorful species of bamboo are used as tree plants in homes, hotels and even in the office as houseplants. Young bamboo is usually easy to bend and is used to make jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry.
The hollow nature of bamboo makes it the ideal material for making musical instruments such as flutes, didgeridoos, saxophones and many others. Bamboo can also be used to make wooden kitchenware such as spoons, saucers, plates and cooking sticks. Thanks to advances in technology, it is now possible to extract fabric from the bamboo plant and use it to make clothes, bedding and curtains at a lower cost and less damage to the environment, as bamboo plants grow so quickly. Like many hardy plants, dried bamboo can be used as an energy source when used as firewood or converted to charcoal.
Another architectural application of the plant is to make floors. Bamboo flooring is not only beautiful but needs very little attention during maintenance, all you have to do is just clean them. The health benefits associated with bamboo are different, after a lot of research that has been done, and it has been found that bamboo provides help in maintaining blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol, strengthens hair, charges the body and even helps in reducing wounds. and other internal wounds.
Interesting bamboo facts
Bamboo has a lifespan of up to 120 years, and there are 1,575 bamboo species on the planet identified current. 400 of these species are found exclusively in China. The size of the bamboo depends on the species, the largest known as Dragon Bamboo can reach a height of about 164 feet. Bamboo grows either as woody or herb plants.
Bamboo flowers are rarely seen, and there are species of bamboo that develop flowers after 65 years. But an interesting fact is how a certain species of bamboo blooms at the same time, no matter where in the world it grows. A bamboo plant reaches maturity after 3 to 5 years. The bamboo stem has a stronger structure than steel and has the advantage of being lighter, making it an ideal material for construction. The bamboo plants provide 30% more oxygen than other plants and absorb more carbon dioxide than other plants, making it the most valuable air purifier in the plant kingdom.