Bamboo is a plant. Juice from young bamboo shoots is used to make medicine.

People use bamboo for asthma, coughs, and gallbladder disorders.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how bamboo works.


Not Proven
Gallbladder problems
Other conditions


There isn't enough reliable information available about bamboo to know if it is safe.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bamboo duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Thyroid disorders, such as too little thyroid function (hypothyroidism), an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), or a thyroid tumor: Prolonged use of bamboo shoot might make these conditions worse.


Always consult with your doctor.
Medications for an overactive thyroid (Antithyroid drugs)

Eating bamboo shoot long-term might decrease the thyroid. Medications for an overactive thyroid decrease the thyroid. Taking bamboo shoot along with medications for an overactive thyroid might decrease the thyroid too much. Do not take bamboo shoot long-term if you are taking medications for an overactive thyroid.Some of these medications include methenamine mandelate (Methimazole), methimazole (Tapazole), potassium iodide (Thyro-Block), and others.

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