Health Benefits of Banana

benefits of banana

Banana is a fruit that is borne in the large plant called plantain. The native place of banana is said to be India. It is available in all seasons and there are many varieties of banana.
Almost every part of the plant is used for cooking. Dishes are made with unripe banana, banana inflorescence, core inside the stem.
Persons suffering from kidney failure may avoid eating excess of banana due to its high potassium content, but when taken moderately, banana is very good for kidney disorders.

100 grams of Banana (Raw) contains:

(The values are approximate only and not exact)

Energy 89Kcal
Carbohydrates 22.84 gm
Sugar 12.23 gm
Fiber 2.6 gm
Fat 0.33 gm
Protein 1.09 gm
Thiamine 0.031gm
Riboflavin 0.073gm
Niacin 0.665gm
Vitamin B6 0.4gm
Choline 9.8gm
Vitamin C 8.7mg
Iron 0.26mg
Magnesium 27mg
Phosphorous 22mg
Potassium 358mg


Medicinal Benefits:

🙂 Banana helps who wants to quit smoking.
🙂 Banana boosts brain power.
🙂 Relieves menstrual cramps.
🙂 Reduce itchy mosquito bites.
🙂 Prevents anaemia.
🙂 Promotes healthy bones and protects from breakdown.
🙂 Reduce depression.
🙂 Lowers the risk of heart diseases and hypertension.
🙂 Regulates bowel movements.
🙂 Helps people with ulcer and prevents it.
🙂 To whiten your teeth, take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes. The minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.
🙂 Full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality. The riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.

Natural Cures:

Menstrual Disorder:
Eat cooked banana flower with curd. This will cure excessive bleeding and pain during menstrual periods.

Urinary Disorders:
The core inside the stem of the plant is a very good remedy for urinary disorders. It is very good for removing kidney stones, gall bladder stones and prostrate stones.
The core can be eaten cooked with food, or core juice can be extracted and half a cup can be drunk.