There are tons of creative uses for bamboo. Bamboo has an amazing history in the world of inventions and discoveries. The first needle in Alexander Graham Bell's phonograph was made of bamboo. The filament in Thomas Edison's first light bulb was also made of bamboo. Now while you might not experience such momentous applications, you can discover some very creative uses for this amazing wood on your own.
Uses of Bamboo in Society
Bamboo is indigenous to China and southeast Asia, so it is no wonder that many of the creative uses of this wood have originated there. It is used for building roads and bridges in China. It has many medicinal uses, including the treatment of kidney disease, venereal diseases, cancer, and bone diseases. It is even used to promote fertility in cows and is being researched to see if it can aid in human fertility. In some parts of the world it is used in the construction of houses and schools. And now bamboo is used in the manufacture of apparel, allowing an entire wardrobe to be completely organic. Bamboo shoots are edible and are a major element in the preparation of Chinese and other Asian dishes. Bamboo is used as scaffolding in construction because it is readily available and much less costly than metal scaffolding. It is used extensively in the furniture industry to make tables and chairs, beds, and rugs.
Kids Can Use Bamboo Too
And children are not left out from bamboo applications. It is used to make diapers and toys for kids. And for adults, bamboo is used to make a delicious tasting beer. And we can enjoy dinner on bamboo plates, and use spoons and ladles made from this versatile wood. And musical instruments such as flutes, drums, and even saxaphones are made from bamboo. Jewelry is being made from this wood. It is even being used in fuel and fertilizers. And in the home, additional uses include bamboo flooring, bamboo fencing and bamboo linens.
There are over 1000 known uses for this remarkable plant and here we have just scratched the surface.