Powerful Health Benefits of the Banana Flower


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It’s pretty common knowledge that bananas are good for us, but you may not know that banana flowers have plenty of health benefits too. Also referred to as “banana blossoms”, they are the beginning stages of what would eventually become a banana.

Common to South-East Asia, they appear a lot in this region’s cuisine. They are a tear shaped purple-ish flower that hangs at the end of banana clusters. A popular ingredient in curry, this relatively unknown food in North America has plenty of upsides you need to try!

Aside from tasting like a less strong and more delicate banana, they come with an incredible array of health benefits. They are abundant in fiber, protein, potassium, vitamins A, C, E, and K, and iron making them a great addition to your kitchen.

Banana flowers can help strengthen and repair the uterus. Vitamin C is known to aid tissue repair, such as after child birth. It increases lactation by stimulating progesterone hormone levels for breast milk. Controls the menstrual cycle and helps reduce excessive bleeding, especially when paired with yogurt. It’s clear to see that this fruit is hugely beneficial to women.

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They lower blood pressure because of the high potassium. Heal anemia because of the rich iron content to replenish hemoglobin levels. It inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria, which helps heal wounds and prevent infections. Its antioxidant properties are known to fight cancer and heart disease as well.

Physically, it relieves constipation due to the high fiber content. Helps reduce ulcer pain and prevent them because of the vitamin C. A great dietary inclusion for those with diabetes, as it has antihyperglycaemic properties. The flavonoids inside are excellent insulin receptors.

Medicinal Uses of Banana Flower

Banana flower, also called as vaazhai poo, is a well known home remedy for stomach ulcers. The flower is found to help scanty and painful urination. Soup made of banana flower is an excellent natural laxative. People suffering from pain and burning sensation in hands and soles of the feet can benefit from taking vaazhai poo on a regular basis. Bad breath and sweat odor can become a thing of past with regular consumption of banana flower.

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Stomach bloating and bilious vomiting can be arrested with consumption of banana flower (vaazhai poo). Male infertility can be overcome with regular consumption of banana flower. Kidney stones can be cleared with banana flower. burning sensation in anal area can be cured with consumption of banana flower thrice or four times a week.

Banana flower juice mixed with honey or palm candy benefits white discharge in women. This should be taken on empty stomach first thing in the morning. Similarly women with excessive menstrual flow can benefit from taking banana flower regularly. This helps with painful menstruation too.

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Juice of banana flower (100 ml) taken in the mornings thrice or four times a week reduces cholesterol levels in blood. This also purifies the blood.

Obese people can take a soup made of banana flower. Finely cut banana flower, ginger, and coriander leaves are boiled together and reduced to half. A pinch of salt can be added to taste. This is taken four to five times a week. This is found to be helpful in weight management.

Source: theheartysoul.com

24 comments on "Powerful Health Benefits of the Banana Flower"

  1. Ramesh Rao says:

    whether VAZAAI POO is available online ..

  2. Suryanarayana Gorthi says:

    A very timely information. Extremely thankful, Sir.

  3. R P Naidu says:

    gwod

  4. Mohan says:

    Great upload. Thanks a lot

  5. Rajesh Mishra says:

    please suggest some natural / aayurvedic treatment for THYROID problem

  6. suman says:

    have u banana flower juice

  7. B.MOHAN.R.RAO.B.Sc(Agriculture) NATURE/GARDEN LOVER says:

    Nature gift to HUMANITY ARE MANY AND USEFUL FOLLOW THE RELIGIOUSLY FOR GOOD HEALTH AND VIGOROUS LIFE

  8. Osvd.prasad says:

    Very nice to see .it is quiet helpful.

  9. Pandurangan. S. says:

    If I walk just 3mts getting heavy Breathing problem and unable to proceed further only after taking some rest then only able to proceed. tried all medicines but till date no effect please advise the natural medicine.

    With Love & Light

  10. Alamelumangai says:

    Thanks.So much benefits from Banana Flower, really now only I know.

  11. Mr Charles says:

    THYROID problem = Kelp Tablets – Rich in Iodine.

    buy good quality from North sea (Icelandic)

    inexpensive!

  12. dr gsravi says:

    it is really trueihv found out ,medicine to cure diabetes in 2weeks

  13. Rajanbabu.k says:

    Banana flower and banana inner stems are the best natural food containing all essenital nutrients which is really good for health and Improves body’s immune system to combat any disease. Then It makes your blood flow lucid and controls blood pressure and diabetes milliteus.

  14. Lakshmi says:

    GOOD article. Banana flower is available in all Indian Grocery stores in the USA

  15. clprabhakar says:

    CONSUMING THE BANANA FLOWER IS A TRADITIONAL PRACTICE IN SEVERAL VEDIC FAMILIES. THEY DID SO WITHOUT THE KNOWING BENEFITS BUT THEY ARE HEALTHY.
    THIS IS GOOD GESTURE THAT PEOPLE COULD BECOME AWARE OF THE REWARD WITHOUT FEAR.

  16. Sekhar says:

    Pl inform how to make currys with banana flower.

  17. VETTTIKKATTILLAM SUDHAKAR says:

    One of the Naturally and readily available remedies to so many of our health disasters gifted by Mother Nature. Very nice article.

  18. Baldev K DHIR says:

    Thanks for restarting health related articles. Please continue this good work.

  19. D. Singh says:

    Dear Sir, Can you please suggest a natural remedy for someone with low thyroid levels? I appreciate it very much, thank you and God bless.

  20. D. Singh says:

    Mr. Rajanbabu.k,
    Can you please specify on which part of the banana inner stems are good for health. Thank you and God bless.

  21. Muttee says:

    Lots of banana trees at my place but never knew about the benefits of banana flowers

  22. Rukmani says:

    Very useful information on Vaazhaipoo. Wonderful .

  23. NR Ravi says:

    All veg shops in Tamil Nadu sell banana flower (poo) and pith (thandu).

  24. yasotha says:

    pls tell me good medicine gas reflux.

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