Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Banana benefits
We often come across a number of diseases and chronic medical conditions that are difficult to treat. 

Many of these diseases are treatable only if detected in early stages. However, they generally take a bad shape if get unnoticed or neglected for long. For example, breast cancer, which is the most common forms of cancer, affecting women worldwide.

Although, the real cause of origin of these ailments is still unknown, we often fail in our fight with them in the long run. So, this is the right time to gear up ourselves and look at some of the natural healers which can do wonders if their benefits are known.

The post covers in depth about the benefits of banana. The fruit is very common and can be found in general household. It has some amazing qualities that can help us in getting rid of most of the common diseases and infections that we come across in daily lives.

An Introduction

Banana is produced by some herbaceous plants of the genus Musa. The fruit produced by these plants is extremely sweet with a firm and creamy flesh from inside.

Banana is proved to have a number of health benefits (as stated above), if consumed on a regular basis. It is a natural source of proteins, vitamins and minerals. The fruit can act as a natural healer which is helpful in treating a number of diseases as well as other chronic ailments including cancer, diabetes etc. In spite of having some great benefits, it also has a number of medicinal and therapeutic uses as well.

This fruit is so amazing that it contains a number of secret properties which we are still unaware of and ultimately helps in fighting a number of serious infections and diseases. So, they are often recommended in diets of people who are suffering from various ailments like skin infections, allergy, weight loss problem, etc. 

As a banana ripens, it gradually develops dark black patches all over its skin, and at the same time, produces an anti cancerous substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor). This substance is responsible in improving the overall immune system of our body. 

So, it can be said that a fully ripe banana has a very high immunity enhancement quality (as it produces TNF), which minimizes the risk of production of abnormal cancerous cells in the body. A common fact which is still unknown to many of us is that Japanese people always consume fully ripe bananas especially when they fall ill. This is because they already know the benefits of it.

It also helps in fighting with a number of diseases including some chronic diseases, like cancer, diabetes etc. A part from its benefits, it also has some medicinal and therapeutic uses as well which is given below for your kind reference.

Banana benefits

Apart from a number of benefits, it has been proved that banana has the capacity to improve your heart function as well. The fruit acts as a natural antacid and mild laxative which improves the nerve function. Please find some more benefits of banana below:

  • The fruit is known to make you feel relaxed and is also responsible for mood swings in a great way.
  • It is proved a god gift for athletes due to its property to sustain high energy levels at all times.
  • As it is full of carbohydrates, it is recommended as a good supplement for instant energy requirements.
  • It is a rich source of pectin (soluble fiber) which assists easy digestion and eases out constipation.
  • The fruit is cholesterol free which is good for heart patients.
  • It is also fat free as well as low in sodium levels which is helpful in lowering the risk of heart diseases and stroke (brain attack)

Healing Properties

As people are going more health conscious today, I will share an important tip to remain healthy at all times. Please include one or two bananas everyday in your diet and then see the effect. I'm sure, you will feel a difference.

Full Ripe Banana with Dark Patches Combats Abnormal Cells and Cancer - Facts Analysis
This is because eating bananas regularly will strengthen your immune system as it contains vitamin B. Studies have also found that it lowers the age related problems like muscular degeneration.

It reduces the risk of breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma, a type of cancer. You can make your bones and kidneys stronger by eating bananas regularly due to its high potassium content.

This fruit is so important that it helps in healthy digestion and cures some other issues like:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Hyper acidity
  • Heartburn
  • The fruit has proved good in dealing with gastrointestinal (stomach) related problems, especially in children.
It protects you from the risk of stomach ulcers due to its property to neutralize the acidity of gastric juices inside your stomach and further builds a protective coating against stomach acids.

The fruit is proved to be a boon for diabetic patients as it helps to maintain required blood sugar levels.

I have included some other useful benefits of banana for your reference:
  • It helps in relieving menstrual cramps.
  • helps treating anema
  • treating depression
  • sleep related disorders

Banana is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and other useful vitamins. It is also full of other nutrients like potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, etc.

Medicinal Use of Banana

Banana is also used as a medicine and its uses can be given as:

  • The fruit can be used to prevent indigestion. All you need to do is to mash a ripe banana and add a cup of milk and consume it. This remedy is also effective to cure piles.
There is another homemade remedy. Please add one teaspoon of tamarind pulp and salt into the mashed banana which will help you to get rid of diarrhea. Also, if you eat banana after your meal, it relieves heart burn.

Banana benefits

Further, you can serve your children a mixture of mashed banana with boiled rice.

  • In order to prevent anaemia, you can consume ripe mashed banana mixed with a tablespoon of amla juice (Indian gooseberry).
  • It can really help you getting rid of cough if you consume a ripe banana mixed with a tablespoon of black pepper. Please follow this two to three times.
  • You can get rid of wrinkles on your skin by simply massaging your face with mashed banana and then washing it off after 10-15 minutes.
  • Banana flowers and leaves have also been proved beneficial in healing burns. You can simply apply mashed banana and cover the affected area with betel leaves for 10-15 minutes.

Benefits of banana
  • Yet another important benefit of banana is that it gives relief from itching and inflammation caused due to the bite of mosquitoes. For this, you just need to rub the inside of a banana peel on the affected area.
  • If you apply a fresh banana leaf on your skin for a few hours, it will give you relief from skin irritation.
Additionally its important to note that food served on banana leaves are known to avoid the risk of food poisoning and infection.


As we now know a number of benefits of banana, but at the same time it is advised for the people, especially those who are suffering from latex infection, that they would likely be allergic to banana as well. So, people allergic from latex should avoid using banana leaves.

Also, please note that excessive consumption of banana causes indigestion.

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