Banana flower has outstanding medicinal properties, also known as a banana blossom or banana heart. It has a potent nutritional profile. Banana flower is packed with essential minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium and iron, vital for several bodily functions.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANA FLOWERS
KEEP INFECTIONS AT BAY
Banana flower seems to be very effective in treating infections in natural ways. The extract in banana flower has ethanol which prevents the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
SUPPORTS MENSTRUAL HEALTH
Cooked banana flowers can help deal with pain abdomen and reduces the menstrual bleeding. Consumed along with curd or yogurt, these flowers increase the progesterone hormone in the body and reduces bleeding.
According to the study published in the Journal of Food and Agriculture, banana flower extracts promoted glucose uptake, which in turn reduces blood sugar levels.
BOOSTS MOOD AND REDUCES ANXIETY
Banana flower contains magnesium, reduces anxiety and boosts the mood. They act as natural antidepressants.
BANANA FLOWER FOR CANCER AND HEART DISEASE
Banana flower contains phenolic acids, tannins, flavonoids and various other antioxidants. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals, prevent oxidative damage, and reduces the risk of heart diseases and cancer.
Banana flower, a galactagogues vegetable, increases the breast milk secretion for the lactating mothers. It also helps to support the uterus and reduces bleeding post-delivery.
SLOWS THE AGING PROCESS
Banana flower, rich in vitamin C and a potent source of antioxidants, are very vital for health because they reduce stress on cells and slow down the aging process.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BANANA FLOWER (According to the African Journal of Biotechnology)