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Banana – Golden Fruit – Nature’s secret of perpetual youth

Bananas – Beautiful Golden Fruit 

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A bunch of bananas are almost always stocked in every households. Banana is quite cheap and safe to eat with the outer skin protecting the inner sweet fruit.  In the traditional medicine of India, this golden fruit is regarded as nature’s secret of perpetual youth. To this day, banana is known for promoting healthy digestion and creating a feeling of youthfulness. They help promote the retention of calcium,phosphorus and nitrogen – all of which then work to build sound and regenerated tissues.Banana also contains invert sugar, which is an aid to youthful growth and metabolism.

Banana Plant – Medicinal applications – health benefits

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Fruits and vegetables are an important component of a healthy diet. Some fruits like bananas offer great medical benefits. This is partly because bananas aid in the body’s retention of calcium, nitrogen, and phosphorus, all of which work to build healthy and regenerated tissues.  Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. It is one of the oldest cultivated plants. All parts of the banana plant have medicinal applications: the flowers in bronchitis and dysentery and on ulcers; cooked flowers are given to diabetics; the astringent plant sap in cases of hysteria, epilepsy,leprosy, fevers, hemorrhages, acute dysentery and diarrhea.All banana plants can produce edible fruit, but the fruit taste, seediness, color, size and other characteristics depend on the species or variety.Bananas can be peeled and eaten raw, baked peeled or unpeeled, made into a puree suitable for infants and used in many other ways. In addition to this plant’s highly versatile fruit, peeled stems can be chopped and added to salads or steamed with other vegetables.

Even when the outer covering becomes soft with dark spots on it,the inner flesh is good enough to be used to cook up something tasty from the many traditional recipes found in Indian regional cuisine.  While the cooking style varies from region to region,traditional Indian cuisine always made use ingredients which were easily available and a lot of experimentation were done according to the local ingredients available

Powerhouse of Nutrition  – Banana Fruit uses – Home Remedies

banana - pazham helps in digestion





Ripe bananas are highly beneficial in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, being bland, smooth, easily-digestible and slightly laxative and they relieve acute symptoms and promote the healing process.Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.Potassium can be found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and even meats, however, a single banana provides you with 23% of the potassium that you need on a daily basis. Potassium benefits the muscles as it helps maintain their proper working and prevents muscle spasms. In addition, recent studies are showing that potassium can help to decrease blood pressure in individuals who are potassium deficient. Potassium also reduces the risk of stroke.
Bananas are also an excellent source of vitamins,including:

  • A – aids in healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, and more
  • B6 – aids the body’s immune system,promotes brain health, heart health, and more
  • C – aids in healing, growth of tissue,ligaments, and more
  • D – helps the body to absorb calcium

Restore normal bowel activity  : Bananas are of great value both in constipation and diarrhea as they normalize colonic functions in the large intestine to absorb large amounts of water for proper bowel moments.

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Because the banana is rich in nondigestible fibers (including cellulose, hemicellulose, and alphaglucans)  it can help restore normal bowel activity and help with both constipation and diarrhea. Bananas normalize the colon’s function to absorb large amounts of water for regular bowel movements. Their usefulness is due to their richness  in pectin, which is water-absorbent and this gives them a bulk producing ability.

Mashed banana together with little salt is a very valuable remedy for dysentery. They are also useful in the treatment of arthritis and gout.

Juice from Banana stem is a well-known remedy for urinary disorders. It improves the functional efficiency of kidney and liver thereby alleviating the discomforts and diseased condition in them. It clears the excretory organs in the abdominal region of toxins and helps to eliminate them in – Fruits -the form of urine. It has been found to be of great help in the removal of stones in the kidney, gall bladder, and prostate.

Cooked banana flower eaten with curd is considered an effective medicine for menstrual disorders like painful menstruation and excessive bleeding.

Banana Powder Perfect Baby food:

Bananas are the best solid food to introduce to infants. A mashed ripe banana is an extremely simple and healthy baby food. Potassium, Fiber,Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, Vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E, Niacin, Folate, and Pantothenic Acid. Banana powder (Ethakka Podi)- Complete Natural Food For Your Babies .Ethakka Podi – Raw Banana powder is a traditional baby food, commonly used in Kerala. This is an easy home made fresh food for babies. It ca easily available on line ,home made health powder for babies no preservatives – Koovapodi (arrowroot powder) ,Navadhanya Powder or podi ,Ethakka kannan kaya powder 



Energy booster :Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose,fructose and glucose combined with fiber.Potassium is also essential for helping muscles to contract properly during exercise and reduces cramping up. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy