Which are the medicinal properties of banana?
Banana is a plant that reaches height of up to 6-7 meters and even more. It is cultivated in practically all tropical regions. In various parts of the world the banana has an interesting use.
Green banana peel is grated and dried or burned to ash and is applied on wounds that are healing slowly, herpes lesions and diabetic wounds on the legs, with some effect of improvement.
On some islands people use fresh banana peel to prepare a coating for the head and neck, reducing the strong migraine headaches, while the inside of the peel can be applied directly on burns and rashes to reduce pain.
The fruit of banana is very healing, in some parts of Central America boiled banana is given to treat diarrhea. Elsewhere its purée is placed as a coating on the neck to reduce the swelling of lymph nodes in sore throat.
Fat found in the fruit make it hard to digest, especially for adults. To be properly used by the body should be well chewed and taken slowly in small portions.
According to some medical journals banana diet is ideal for treating celiac disease i.e. allergic disease in young children characterized by hypersensitivity to the content of some legumes, gluten. Certainly in those cases is required consultation with a physician.
Many examples of employers, who give bananas to their employees for a snack or as a small snack during work, showed that these workers had greater concentration, made smaller breaks and were more disciplined.
Bananas are good for weight gain and accumulation of muscle mass necessary in some sports. Athletes should eat foods such as bananas, potatoes and rice – especially bodybuilders. Thus additional energy is used for deposition of excess muscle mass rather than fat. Japanese sumo wrestlers eat large quantities of bananas and rice in order to maintain the massive figure.
People who need to increase 15-20 kg, is recommended to consume two bananas every day, either in the form of shakes, pudding or fresh. This will help to accelerate the synthesis of proteins.