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10 Diseases You Can Cure With Bananas Leaves

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Banana leaves are parts of a banana tree and are considered as nutritional and healthy as banana fruits. The leaves of bananas are easily available in various parts of India and are used in multiple ways, from treating certain illnesses to using them in culinary or as cattle feed. Here are diseases you can cure with banana leaves:>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

1. Treat common cold and flu.

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The common cold and flu are the most occurring illnesses in the world. A study has shown that medicinal herbs, including plantain species, leaves such as banana leaves can be used as herbal medicine against such illnesses. Banana leaves have potent antioxidants which may help treat these minor conditions with the self-treatment method.

2. Reduce fever.

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A study talks about the beneficial effect of all parts of banana against fever, including its leaves. The phytochemicals in banana leaves may help prevent or treat conditions like fever due to their antipyretic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Drinking decoction made of banana leaves is considered health promoting.

3. Alternative for wound dressing.

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According to a study, banana leaves make for a cheap and efficacious wound dressing in many developing countries due to their excellency, inexpensive ness and easily available properties. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of banana leaves are equal to those of petroleum jelly gauze dressing and thus, can help treat or fill the wound in a shorter time.

4. Boost the immune system.

Lectin, a type of protein, is abundantly found in banana leaves along with its pulp, says a study. Lectin has strong immuno modulating properties that may help increase the count of T-cells in the body. T-cells are part of immune cells that help detect and mark the pathogens in the body and send signals to B-cells for their destruction.

5. Reduces cellulite.

Some anecdotal studies say that banana leaves may help reduce cellulitis in the body. This could be done by mashing the leaves and applying them on the skin where cellulitis are present. The polyphenols in the leaves help lower the cholesterol in the skin cells which are responsible for the development of cellulitis and thus, may help cut them down.

6. Good for hair.

Banana leaves act as a great hair ingredient and may help get rid of certain hair problems like dandruff, itchy hair and grey hair. Some personal-based experiences of individuals say that chopping and crushing banana leaves to extract their water and then applying it over the hair, can help make the hair perfectly black, reduce grey hair and also strengthen their follicles.

7. Manages diabetes.

According to a study, banana leaves are a potential source of rutin, a plant flavonoid that has anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti oxidative effects. This essential flavonoid in banana leaves may benefit diabetics by managing their glucose levels and preventing any risk of related complications. Banana leaves also help break down the maltose, a type of sugar, in the body whose increased amount indicates diabetes.

8. Treats ulcers.

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition characterized by painful ulcers in the lining of the stomach due to an imbalance of acid, pepsin and defensive factors like nitric oxide. A study talks about the anti-ulcer property of banana leaves. It says that the leaves contain flavonoids and many organic and inorganic compounds such as alkaloids, tannins, antioxidants and phenolic acids that may provide protective effects against gastric mucosal injury and treat the condition.

9. May improve appetite.

Many long term and short-term conditions such as liver disease, fever, kidney problems, food poisoning and hepatitis can reduce the appetite of a person. Such anecdotal studies say the aroma of banana leaves can help induce the appetite when served on a banana-wrapped plate.

10. May neutralize venoms.

A study talks about the anti-venom activity of banana leaves against the toxicity induced by snake venom. It says that when the extract of banana leaves interacts with the proteins of snake venom, the tannins and polyphenols in the leaves tend to inactivate the toxic proteins and may reduce their effect to some extent.>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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