The bamb(oo la la) has anti-inflammatory properties said to boost sex drive. It is the bamboo manna, the sweet secretion found inside bamboo stalks, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Bamboo manna has also been used in combination with other substances to treat ailments such as bronchitis, tuberculosis and asthma.
One way bamboo has been used to increase sexual arousal is in combination with the gecko. That’s correct, the toad-headed lizard has been used to assist with impotence in some parts of East Asia. First the gecko is caught, then its internal organs are removed and the eyes cut out and drained. Pieces of bamboo are placed within the body, the gecko is then baked and ready to eat! It is said to diminish impotence through its impact on the kidneys.
The plant contains high levels of silica and is used in many ways in Ayurvedic medicine. The root is astringent and cooling. It is used to treat joint pain and general debility. The leaves are antispasmodic and emmenagogue. They are taken internally to stimulate menstruation and to help relieve period pain. They are also taken to tone and strengthen stomach function; to expel worms; and have the reputation of being aphrodisiac. The young sprouts, harvested as they emerge from below soil level, are taken internally to relieve nausea, indigestion and wind. They are applied externally as a poultice to help drain infected wounds. The juice of the plant is rich in silica and is taken internally to aid in the strengthening of cartilage in conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Source: https://pfaf.org/