Traditionally in East Asia, ‘Kuma bamboo’ is a food source for bears before they start hibernation. During hibernation, the animal’s physical strength comes into importance as it allows them to survive the cold winter. Furthermore, bowel movement must be prevented during this period. Kuma bamboo has been thought to augment physical strength and protect the intestines and blood from bodily wastes thereby restricting movement of the bowels. Kuma bamboo also holds an astounding ability to purify the blood and for this reason, the ancient sage of Eastern medicine named Kuma bamboo ‘the green blood’ in 1994, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published that Helicobactor pylori can be the underlining cause for gastric cancer. Researchers in Japan had discovered that certain components of Kuma bamboo work to suppress Helicobactor pylori which adds to the significance of Kuma bamboo. Moreover, Kuma bamboo has copious amounts of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K, flavonoid and essential amino acids present in a well balanced manner.