Banana - Benefits, Medicinal and Health Uses of Banana


Banana belongs to the genus Musa of the family Musaceae. The plant, a gigantic herb springing from an underground stem or rhizome, forms a false trunk 3 to 6 metres (10 to 20 ft.) high composed of the leaf sheaths and crowned with a rosette of 10 to 20 oblong to elliptic leaves sometimes attaining a length of 3 to 3-1/2 metres (10 to 11-1/2 ft.) and a breadth of 650 millimetres (26 inches).

Bananas are regarded as good for the treatment of the gastric ulcer and the diarrhoea. Since they contain vitamin A, the bananas and the plantains act as an assistance with digestion. Because of their high content of the B6 vitamin, they help to reduce the effort and concern. They are also considered benefitial for the prevention of cancer and the cardiac disorders. High content of the marks of carbohydrates of them a very good source of energy, for example, for sports of practice of people. Assistances of potassium to improve the brain fonctioning.

Banana and Plantain uses and benefits

Prevents and heals ulcers, Lowers blood cholesterol, Eating Banana vegetables can also help control weight. High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia. Bananas Vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of dietary fiber and provide us with extra energy.

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. High in fibre, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. Eat bananas in every form ripe, raw, cooked, milkshakes and desserts. It helps in treating many ailments related to your body. Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Rubbing banana peel inside out is the best remedy for mosquito bites.

The juice of the flowers is given with curds in menorrhagia and diabetes. Those who are suffering, from cough and cold, dyspepsia, obesity and diabetes should not eat the ripe fruit. The unripe fruit can be eaten boiled, stewed and in curries etc.


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