Plants often grow with some strange things. Although these things are mostly diseases that affect plant growth, they have good health value, like peach gum in the peach tree and known as “civilian bird’s nest”. Out of the “Umi” like a tumor, and today we come to understand this kind of “bamboo yellow” tumor-like body that grows on bamboo.
In the bamboo forests of the south, there are many bamboo stems and leaves with a pink-like tumor-like scorpion. The mountain people call it “bamboo yellow” and “bamboo ginseng”. The main hosts are short-stem bamboo, arrow bamboo, and short-stem bamboo, which are usually grown on bamboo that is about to wither or is withering. The reason for the formation of bamboo yellow is that the bamboo is bitten by wasps or other insects, and after being infected by the fungus, the juice flowing out of the bamboo is dried to form a tumor.
The size of bamboo yellow is 3 cm in size, it is oval-shaped in irregular shape, and its surface is light pink. The bamboo yellow is loose and has a gray spot on the surface of the needle tip. One side of the bamboo yellow has irregular folds, and the base is sunken. After cutting, the cross section is slightly fan-shaped, and the other side of the bamboo yellow sticks to the bamboo branches.
Bamboo that is infested with fungi and has bamboo yellow will gradually wither, which will affect the normal growth of bamboo. It is a bamboo disease that causes farmers to worry. In fact, bamboo yellow has a good health value. Bamboo yellow is called bamboo Sanqi, light bamboo yellow or bamboo stalk in Chinese medicine. Bamboo yellow has a good effect of promoting blood circulation and relieving dampness, removing wind and dehumidification, and relieving cough and phlegm. It is often used as a treatment for rheumatism, numbness of limbs, and bruises.
From April to May, it is the growth and harvest season of bamboo yellow. Some bamboo yellow is picked in the countryside, and then the wine is drunk. It has a good effect on rheumatism, bone pain and numbness of the limbs. At the same time, bamboo yellow has the effect of clearing heat and phlegm, and cooling heart and stunned. It has certain effects on children’s convulsions, strokes, strokes, fever, convulsions and epilepsy. As a herb, wild bamboo yellow can be sold for more than 60 yuan.