Bamboo has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, since it contains silicon – a component of bones, skin and connective tissue.
Harvesting bamboo leaves is similar to picking tea: the leaves in the whole area are picked by hand with the important difference that unlike tea only 2 and 3-year old stalks are picked or more precisely cut. The oldest stalks are then removed to make room for the next generation.
The odourless and colourless bamboo fibres are a kind of carbohydrate. They make emulsions easy to apply and leave the skin velvety soft to the touch.
In addition, bamboo contains many healthy substances such as fructose, proteins, valuable amino acids, fruit acids (ethanedioic acid), minerals (including potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and silicon) and vitamins (vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin C, carotenoids), to name but a few.
Bamboo is a very useful ingredient in hair care, since healthy hair needs a healthy scalp. The silicon in the bamboo, also called silicic acid, promotes hair growth and strengthens the hair.