Purwakarta, Candatangan.site - You must have no doubt that bananas are considered a delicious tropical fruit with many health benefits.
But did you know that banana tree leaves also have great benefits for health and beauty?
There are phytochemicals in banana leaves. Phytochemicals or sometimes called phytonutrients, in a broad sense are all kinds of chemical substances or nutrients derived from plant sources, including vegetables and fruits. The phytochemical content in banana leaves can help prevent or treat conditions such as fever due to its antipyretic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Here are some of the benefits of banana leaves that you should know:
- Treating colds and flu
Colds and flu are the most common diseases in the world. A study showed that medicinal plants, including the type of plantain, leaves such as banana leaves can be used as herbal medicine to fight the disease.
Banana leaves have powerful antioxidants that can help treat this minor condition with home remedies.
- Great source of antioxidants
As we well know, antioxidants are needed to fight free radicals in the body. To get the most out of banana leaves, you can prepare banana leaf tea and consume it 2 to 3 times a day.
- Good for hair
Banana leaves can help get rid of certain hair problems like dandruff, itchy hair, and gray hair. Based on the experience of some people say that cutting and crushing banana leaves to extract the water and then applying it to the hair, can make the hair perfectly black, reduce gray hair and also strengthen their follicles.
- Able to Lose Weight
For those of you who have complaints in the weight section, this banana leaf can be used as a solution. You can use this banana leaf in two ways. The first is to puree the leaves to make a mask, then apply on the body to reduce cellulite while this banana leaf mask will nourish your skin from the outside.
Second, wrap your body which has a lot of fat cellulite using warm banana leaves that have gone through the steaming process first. Tie for about two hours.
- Keep Skin Healthy
Allantoin and antioxidant compounds in banana leaves are also able to prevent signs of aging on your skin. This will keep you young. Banana leaves can maintain moisture, softness to free the skin from stubborn acne. The method is very easy, simply by smoothing the leaves with a blender until it forms a paste, then apply it on the skin evenly.
- Effective in curing dysentery
Dried banana leaves are a rich source of allantoin and polyphenols. Both of these substances have been shown to help reduce intestinal bleeding.
- Food packaging
Many traditional Central Javanese foods are cooked using banana leaf wrappers. Such as Lontong food, Arem-arem, Garang Asem, and Nagasari Cake. The food has the characteristic and distinctive aroma of steamed or boiled banana leaves.
It is also necessary to know, banana plants can only bear fruit once to produce fruit that is rich in vitamins. The leaves are wide and smooth because they are coated with wax have many uses. Banana plant is a type of plant that is easy to grow in various types of soil. You can plant it in your yard.
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