Banana is a high-energy fruit and an excellent source of vitamin B12, potassium and fiber, and we can eat them raw, baked or fried. Pureed bananas are often added to breads, baby food, ice cream and other products. In addition to the fruit, banana buds and the heart of the banana pseudostem are cooked and eaten in Southeast Asia. When mixed with a protein source, bananas and banana plant pseudostems make excellent animal feed cattale and hogs.
Versatile banana leaves are not eaten, but people use them to wrap food while cooking it, or for storage. The leaves are also used as cigarette wrappers, and to wrap items for packing.
Banana flowers contain honey that is used to treat diabetes, bronchitis, ulcers and dysentery. Sap is spread on hemorrhoids and insect bites and stings, and leaves are used to wrap burns. Some people burn green banana peels and leaves into ashes, and use the ash to treat dysentery and diarrhea. Banana peels and pulp can also be used to treat fungal infections in plants.
Consuming one cooked banana flower with one cup of curd or yogurt is one of the most efficient way of treating excessive bleeding during menstruation, says the website Himalayan Home Remedies. The cooked banana flower and curd combination increases the level of progesterone in the body and thereby reduces bleeding associated with menorrhagia.
Banana Stem i.e the tender core of the banana plant's trunk is an effective way to lose weight. It can be had as a juice or as a cooked food. It can be had twice a week. It should also be noted that though it is effective for weight loss, other things should also be taken into consideration like exercise and overall diet for better results.
People suffering from Kidney stones can have the juice extract prepared from the tender core of the banana’s trunk as a remedy.
I t is diuretic in nature and helps to get rid of the toxins in the body.
Banana’s Stem helps to cool the body. Therefore consumption twice a week is recommended.