DOST-FPRDI (Forest Products Research and Development Institute) study shows promising health benefits of bamboo leaves. This will hopefully make bamboo leaves more popular in the Philippines.
The research project of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), completed by the team of Ms.Mariluz SP. Dionglay, shows that leaves of the bamboo species “kauayan-tinik” (Bambusa blumeana J.A. & J.H. Schultes) are a promising source of antioxidants and antimicrobials.
The leaves of the “kauayan-tinik” are a promising source of antioxidants and antimicrobials, and thus, possible raw materials for medicines and nutritional supplements.