- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Home Remedies with Plantain aka Banana
Yes Banana or the plantain! Banana has been one of man/woman’s favorite foods for several centuries. It has been known to have existed as wild fruits in the Pacific and South Asian region (some species exist even today). Domesticated cultivation of plantains goes back to 8000 BC or even earlier. There are several references to the fruit in historic texts across the world.
In India the different parts of the entire plantain tree is used for several its many medicinal values. In India the corm (found below soil) which is used to propagate the banana tree is cleaned and crushed. The juice from the corm is used to help reduce effects (treat) jaundice.
Fact: In Indian cooking various parts of the plant are used like the core of the bark, parts of the banana flower.
Benefit: The juice of either of these helps naturally dissolve any kidney stones. For good effect drink juice of the interior parts of banana flower or the core of the bark.
Fact: Meals are served in a plantain leaf in South India (even today), the reason being the food eaten from the leaves helps in digestion, since the food rubs against the leaf and you also end up consuming the serums from the leaves.
Benefit: Helps as natural de-wormer, cleaning digestive system of any worms.
Benefit: Natural cleanser of the digestive system.
Benefit: It is a known fact, a banana, a day keeps constipation away. It is a very good natural laxative.
Benefit: A banana can supply more than 100 calories. It is pure fruit sugar with very little water content that can be easily assimilated by the body. This makes it a good source of quick energy and an excellent means to recover from fatigue.
Fact: The banana peel has healing effect
Benefit: Cover open wound with banana peel, you will see faster healing.
Nutrients, Mineral & Vitamins
Carbohydrates - Sugars & Dietary fiber
Traces of Fat
Traces of Vitamin A
Thiamine (Vit. B1)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)
Niacin (Vit. B3)
Pantothenic acid (B5)
Folate (Vit. B9)
High in Magnesium
High in Potassium
For Digestive Health, Constipation, Radiating Healthy Skin and healthy bones
Ripe Banana – 1
Milk 2% or 1% or no fat – 1 mug
Honey – 1 teaspoon Optional
Info: Do not add sugar or sweetener to the shake.
Step 1: Cut or Smash banana into the blender.
Step 2: Add Milk.
Step 3: Blend to make thick shake.
This is a great way to start the day and a perfect addition to your breakfast. Also can be had in the night to help relieve constipation.
For Kidney Stone Problems and Detox
Plantain bark – Is a white bark available in the farmers market.
Step 1: The bark peels in layers, remove the layers until you reach the absolute core.
Step 2: The core is a soft tissue that has to be bended into a juice using blender.
The juice is very bitter but very effective in treating kidney stones.
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a medical practitioner.These are only general guidelines. It is always better to see a doctor depending upon the intensity of the case.