Almost all the parts of banana tree has wonderful uses and the banana flower is no exception.
Banana flowers have wonderful medicinal properties and we should include it as often as we can in our diet. It is starchy and bitter in taste. But, it’s rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and can reduce the pains.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANA FLOWER:
Strengthen the uterus
It helps to prevent from the uterus problems. To boost the healthy uterus, the banana flowers should be added with turmeric powder, peppercorns and cumin seeds.
The banana flowers should be boiled with minor peppercorns and cumin seeds; ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder and salt till it is half.
The uterus problems are eliminated by drinking this concoction.
Banana flowers are high source of tannins, acids, flavonoids and other antioxidants which helps to counteract free radicals
and eliminates the oxidative damage which leads to cancer and heart disease. The banana flower can help you lower the risk of these conditions.
Eating banana flower once in a while can help people protect their heart as well as fight high blood pressure or hypertension.
It helps fight anemia and diabetes
The diabetic patients should consume banana flowers either boiled or alone so that it reduces the level of blood sugar
and raise the hemoglobin in the body as it is rich in fiber and iron which assists in red blood cell production.
We suggest that you cook banana flower with turmeric powder to supplement your fight against anemia and diabetes.
Improve the function of the kidneys
The flowers of the banana when they are used before they become ripe are known to be a good herbal remedy for treating kidney stones.
The flowers can be cooked along with the stem of the banana as a soup and taken for two weeks. This will help in melting the kidney stones completely.
The flowers can be taken regularly as a prevention method as well. Banana flowers are used for treating many other kidney problems as well as urinary related disorders.
Treat stomach problems
Banana flower has amazing benefits for stomach problems such as ulcer as it neutralizes the gastric juices and reduces ulcer irritation.
For people suffering from constipation problems, soup made from banana flower acts as a natural laxative.
Stomach bloating can become a thing of past with regular consumption of banana flower. It also treats and arrests Bilious vomiting or nausea problem.a
Regulate the menstrual cycle
The infusion made from banana flowers is an effective remedy for curing menstrual cramps. It also cures excessive menstruation flow.
Taking in cooked banana flower along with a cup of curd increases the production of progesterone and assists in the control of extra menstrual bleeding.
This is a very effective natural solution of how to stop excessive periods bleeding.
The banana flower has a lot of benefits to offer women, especially pregnant women and young mothers. It can maintain a healthy uterus and cure excessive bleeding.
It can also boost the milk supply with its lactation promoting properties. During the time of the pregnancy it can reduce constipation.
Note: You should always consult your doctor before eating anything, only your doctor will know if you are able to eat certain foods depending on your condition.
HOW TO PREPARE IT:
- Add two tablespoons of oil, and some mustard seeds in a pan, and let them sputter.
- Add sliced onions and green chilies, fry them, and add the banana flowers.
- Add turmeric, curry leaves, salt, coriander, and hing, and some water. Cover with a lid and leave it a while.
- Finally, add some crushed coconut and stir well.
That is all, and the banana flower is ready to eat!