Banana is a tropical fruit that is loved by many people in the world. We are all familiar with the many health benefits that bananas provide along with energy and often athletes include bananas in their diet. But very few people know that banana leaf also have many health benefits.
Banana leaf (a dry and fresh) can also be used medicinally. They also have many benefits for our health and beauty. With these we can also cure diseases like sore throat, cough, common cold, and fever. In some countries, they are also used as a traditional spa ingredient, which is great for the skin.
Banana leaves are rich in polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidant. These are beneficial in fighting many diseases caused by free radicals in our bodies. It also prevents inflammation caused by free radicals. This inflammation can lead to a variety of degenerative diseases such as atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and even cancer. These antioxidants may also be beneficial for preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles and dull skin.
So let’s know about its benefits:
The benefits of banana leaves remove sore throat
One of the benefits of banana leaf is to help in providing relief from sore throat. One such problem is a sore throat, which is a symptom of many respiratory diseases and these diseases are mostly caused by viruses. In this case, antibiotics may not be beneficial for you.
Sore throat is very painful due to which we feel pain while swallowing food or water. For this, boil dry banana leaves in water. After boiling, just like you drink regular tea, consume it twice a day. By consuming this, your throat will be cured very soon.
Benefits of the banana leaves are beneficial in fever
In addition, banana leaves can help reduce heat or body temperature. For this, you boil banana leaves and let them cool. After this, to make them more beneficial and tasty, add a little honey to them. Now consume this decoction three to four times.
In such a situation, this remedy can also be beneficial in reducing fever. Banana leaves have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which often prove useful in fever. You can consume this decoction three times a day to reduce fever.
Strengthen the immune system with the properties of banana leaves
Banana leaves are very beneficial for increasing the immunity of the body. The elements in banana leaves like allantoin are very useful for the immune system and act as an astringent. You can naturally strengthen your body’s immunity by consuming decoction prepared from banana leaves.
This is the reason why banana leaves can be useful in treating sore throat and fever, which are mainly caused due to weak immunity. Even if you do not have any such disease, you can consume tea or decoction of banana leaves once a day to strengthen the immune system.
Banana leaves are beneficial in dysentery
Dysentery is a disease caused by inflammation of the bowel which results in bleeding during defecation. Banana leaves are one of the traditional ingredients used to treat dysentery. Banana leaves contain a substance that can relieve inflammation of the intestine to cure dysentery.
You should drink a decoction of banana leaves at least once a day to stop bleeding caused by intestinal inflammation. Apart from this, it can also reduce stomach pain.
The medicinal properties of banana leaves keep the skin healthy
Banana leaves have been used for centuries to keep the skin healthy. In such a situation, you can also use banana leaf as a natural element to enhance the beauty of the skin. To enhance the beauty of the skin, you can use a face mask prepared from banana leaves.
You grind fresh banana leaves well and then apply them on the face or the whole body. Allantoin and antioxidants help prevent signs of skin aging. Also, this remedy helps in reducing skin irritation, acne, and pimples, besides keeping the skin soft and moisturized.
Apart from this, boil banana leaves in water and cool them. After this wash your face with this water. This water can kill skin bacteria. It helps to keep your skin soft and healthy
Banana leaves are beneficial for hair
Do you know that banana leaves can also be used to keep hair healthy? If your hair is itchy with dandruff, make a hair mask by grinding fresh banana leaves well. After this apply this paste to the hair. Leave it on the hair for half an hour and then wash the hair thoroughly.
Apart from this, you can also use this hair mask to maintain the natural color of the hair. Because these leaves have allantoin and astringent properties.
Eating banana leaves helps in reducing weight
You can also use banana leaves in the weight loss diet plan. You can use banana leaves in two ways. Firstly, well-mashed fresh banana leaves can be used as a body mask to reduce cellulite and keep the skin healthy.
Another way is to boil banana leaves well and then wrap them in the required area (usually the abdomen, upper thighs, and upper arms) for 1-2 hours. Apart from this, you can also consume a cup of tea made from banana leaves and ginger.
Banana leaves are used to wrap food
Perhaps you must have ever seen that especially in South India, people use banana leaves to wrap food and also instead of a plate to eat. Generally, people use banana leaves to wrap noodles, rice, idli, or many other types of dishes.