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Banana Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
GI 48. GL 10.1
Botanical Name
Musa Sapientum. Musa Balbisiana
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Musa Sapientum   -   Mother Tincture

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Nutrients in Banana

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Parts Used

Fruit, Leaves, Root, Flowers, Rhizome, Stem

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Banana

It may cause Obesity or Low blood pressure.
Persons suffering from Latex Allergy should avoid taking this herb as it may worsen the further condition and even cause Anaphylaxis Attack.
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Banana is fruit of a plant.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It is perennial.
It grows upto 9 M.
Best used for Diarrhea.
Glycemic Index / Load. GI 48. GL 10.1.

Difference between Banana and Plantain:

Plantain is larger, starchier, and lower in sugar.
Plantain can not be eaten raw like Banana. It needs to be cooked and eaten like a vegetable.
A ripe Plantain is black or yellow. A ripe Banana is yellow.
Plantain and Banana are similar, but not the SAME.
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Materia Medica for Banana

Banana General

The Hindi name of Banana is Kela. It is a yellow curved fruit packed with nutritional properties. Banana is harvested throughout the year. The delightful and sweet taste of banana cherish everyone's tongue. It is one of the healthiest fruit with numerous health benefits.
Banana boosts the overall health. It contains fiber,natural sugars, protein, amino acids, antioxidants, Potassium, vitamin A, C, E and B, magnesium and iron.
It contains an amino acid called Tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted into Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps in regulating the mood. Tryptophan is useful in countering Depression. It contains vitamin B6 which is helpful in mood swings associated with Premenstrual Syndrome.
Eating banana aids the digestion of food.
Constipated? The richness of fiber in banana controls bowel movement.
Got the Runs? Banana calms the digestive tract and cures Diarrhea. It helps in restoring the lost electrolytes.
Banana is a natural antacid. It helps in curing the problem of Acid Reflux and Heart Burn. It is useful in treating Stomach Ulcers.
Banana is good for heart health. It regulates the heart beat and keeps a control over the levels of Blood Pressure.
It provides energy to the body. It is recommended to gain weight. Eating banana before a workout is effective as it converts sugar into energy.
It is a rich source of iron. Iron is needed for producing Hemoglobin. It transports oxygen to cells. Eating banana daily cures the problem of Anemia and also improves the Blood circulation.
Banana is meant as a cool fruit. It helps in reducing the body temperature. At some places, the Pregnant women eat banana to make sure that their child will born with a cool temperature. It also prevents the risk of Strokes.
It contains vitamin B6 and B12 along with potassium and magnesium. This combats the smoking urge and nicotine addiction. Thus, banana helps in fast recovery from impacts of quitting smoking.
Vitamin A in banana keeps the eyes healthy. It reduces the risk of Night Blindness and promotes healthy vision. It is useful in treating Macular degeneration.
It possesses Antiinflammatory property. Rub the banana peel on the skin to get rid of Warts. It provides nourishment to the skin which helps in attaining radiant Skin.
Grab a banana to prevent Morning Sickness. It is advisable for pregnant women to include banana in their meal. The nutrients in banana help in physical development of the unborn child.
Banana is an effective remedy to cure Hangover.
In case of Mosquito bite, rubbing Banana on the affected region helps in reducing swelling and irritation.
Eating a green Banana on an empty stomach is good to treat Leucorrhea. Its roots are also beneficial in case of Leucorrhea.
Consume Bananas at lunch, it will help in boosting the immune system.

Caution : Excess consumption may cause sleepiness and weight gain. Avoid consumption of Bananas at dinner, as it may cause production of mucus and digestive disorders.
Keywords : Depression, Diarrhea, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Stomach Ulcers, Anemia, Night Blindness, Macular degeneration, Warts, Morning Sickness, Premenstrual Syndrome, Hangover.
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Banana ( Kela ) for Acid Reflux

Eat a Banana. It gives instant relief to the Heart Burn.

Banana leaf for Skin

Take some fresh Banana leaves. Keep it over affected parts.

Banana ( Kela ) for Burns

Mash Banana. Apply on affected part twice a day. It gives good result.

Banana ( Kela ) for Eclampsia

Have Potassium rich fruits in Eclampsia. Take 2-3 Bananas in a day

Banana ( Kela ) for Food Poisoning

Have two ripe Bananas in a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Hangover

Alcohol reduces the potassium deposits in the body. Banana ( Kela in India ) is a rich source of Potassium. It is helpful in restoring the lost Potassium in the body. It rehydrates the body and eases the condition during a Hangover.
Have a Banana before you go to sleep. You can even add a banana to your breakfast the next morning.

Banana ( Kela ) for Diarrhea

Mash one ripened Banana. Mix it with a pinch of Tamarind and Salt. Consume it daily.

Banana ( Kela ) for Colitis

Eat 1 Banana after your meal.

Banana ( Kela ) for Dryness

Mash 2 Bananas properly. Apply it on the Dry Skin. Wash after 30 minutes.

Banana ( Kela ) for Goiter

Eat 2 Bananas per day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Piles

Eat 1 Banana daily.
Or: Mash Banana in a cup of milk. Take this mixture two times a day.
OR : Boil a ripe Banana ( Kela ) and have it twice a day. It is very useful in Piles.

Banana ( Kela ) for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Eat cooked Banana flower with Curd.

Banana ( Kela ) for Peptic Ulcer

Eat 1 Banana daily with 1 glass of lukewarm Milk. It is the best treatment for Peptic Ulcers.

Banana ( Kela ) for Teeth

Rub the inner side of Banana peel on your teeth. It helps in whitening them and also cure Gingivitis.

Banana ( Kela ) for Underweight

Blend 1 Banana in 100 ml cold Milk with 1 tsp sugar. Drink it once a day.
OR : Eat 2 Bananas in a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Nose Bleed

Take 2 Banana ( Kela ) with lukewarm milk for 15 days.

Banana Stem for Urinary Tract Infection

Drink 20 ml juice of Banana stem thrice a week.

Banana ( Kela ) for Constipation

Eat one Banana per day helps in curing Constipation.

Banana leaf for Psoriasis

Tie Banana leaf over affected areas.

Banana ( Kela ) for Warts

Consume Bananas daily as it is rich in potassium. Potassium deficiency causes warts.

Banana ( Kela ) for Wrinkles

Cut a Banana ( Kela ) in to two pieces. Mash a piece until it becomes a smooth paste. Apply it over face in upward direction. Wash after half an hour with lukewarm water.

Banana ( Kela ) for Frizzy Hair

Mash a Banana ( Kela ). Apply it over hair not on scalp. Wash after half an hour.

Banana ( Kela ) for Puffy Eyes

Apply mashed Banana ( Kela ) around eye for 20 minutes.

Banana ( Kela ) for Cracked Heels

Banana ( Kela in India ) has high content of Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 reduce the inflammation of the Heels. Banana stimulates the development of new skin cells. It makes the Heels soft and moisturizes it.
Take a ripe Banana. Peel and mash it to make a paste. Apply the paste to the Cracked Heels. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this process twice a week.

Banana ( Kela ) for Age Spots

Mash Banana ( Kela ). Add 2 tablespoons Rosewater ( Gulabjal ). Apply it on your face with the help of fingers. Rinse after 20 minutes. It gives glow to your face and keeps you away from aging.

Banana ( Kela ) for Osteoporosis

Banana strengthen the bones. Have two bananas daily.

Banana ( Kela ) Peel for Mosquito Bite

Rub Banana ( Kela ) Peel over affected areas for 5 to 10 minutes.

Banana ( Kela ) Flowers for Diabetes

Take 5 to 6 fresh Banana ( Kela ) Flowers. Take out only yellow portion and white bulb. Cut them. Cook it as vegetable. Eat it thrice a week.

Banana ( Kela ) Flowers for Earache

Extract sap from Banana ( Kela ) Flowers. Use it as ear drop. It cures pain and inflammation.

Banana ( Kela ) for Dysentery

Mash one ripened Banana. Mix it with a pinch of Tamarind and Salt. Consume it daily.

Banana ( Kela ) Trunk for Baldness

Extract the mucilage ( bodily fluid ) of Banana ( Kela ) Trunk. Apply it over scalp for an hour. Rinse with mild shampoo. Do it twice or thrice a week.

Banana ( Kela ) for Flatulence

Make chapatis from flour of green Banana ( Kela ). Consume once a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Gout

Banana ( Kela ) possesses high concentration of potassium. It aids to transform the Uric Acid Crystals in to liquid, that can be flushed out through urination.
Banana ( Kela ) also contains Vitamin C. It helps to reduce the swelling and pain of Gout.
Blend a Banana ( Kela ) in a glass of milk. Have it daily.
OR : Eat one or two Banana ( Kela ) on a routine basis.
OR : Mix a Banana ( Kela ) in a cup of Yoghurt. Have it daily.

Banana ( Kela ) for Liver Congestion

Crush roots of Banana ( Kela ) plant. Extract its juice. Take 1 tsp of it twice a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Scurvy

Extract juice from roots of Banana plant. Take 1 tsp of it with same quantity of Honey. Have it thrice a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Add crushed root of Banana ( Kela ) plant in warm water. Let it cool. Consume 5 ml three times a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Anemia

Prepare root infusion of Banana ( Kela ) plant. Have 2 tsp of it once a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Ulcers

Burn dried plant of Banana ( Kela ). Let it cool. Sprinkle the ash over Ulcers.

Banana ( Kela ) for Hysteria

Consume 10 ml Banana plant juice thrice a day.

Banana ( Kela ) for Stomach Upset

Take a Banana ( Kela ). Blend with a glass of butter milk. Drink it.

Banana ( Kela ) for Stress

Eat 1 Banana each day. It is rich in potassium which helps in reducing Stress. Stress increase the metabolic rate, which in result reduce the Potassium level. Banana is helpful in order to balance Potassium level.

Banana ( Kela ) for Blemishes

Take a ripe Banana ( Kela ) and rub its inside peel on the affected area for 10-15 minutes. Keep it on for 2 hours or as long as you can. Repeat twice daily.

Banana ( Kela ) for Libido Loss Male

Banana ( Kela ) is rich in Vitamin B6 and Potassium which are essential for the production of sexual hormones. It consists of bromelain enzyme which boosts the male libido. Have Bananas and make your sexual life healthy and energetic.

Banana ( Kela ) for Depression

Banana ( Kela ) is rich in Tryptophan. Tryptophan is a type of protein that gets converted to Serotonin by the body. Serotonin is well known to relax the mind and improves the mood. This is a fact that Banana makes you feel happy. So have Bananas and stay away from depression.

Banana ( Kela ) for High Blood Pressure

Banana contains high amount of Potassium. Potassium keeps a control on blood pressure. Regular consumption of Banana lowers the effects of sodium.
Eat one or two bananas daily.

Banana ( Kela ) for Burn Marks

Banana ( Kela in India ) peel is rich in Potassium which helps in diminishing the Burn marks and healing the Skin. It helps in removing the dead cells and stimulate the growth of new Skin cells.
Take a fresh Banana peel. Rub the soft inner side of the peel on to the Burn mark for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash the Burn Mark with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Do this once daily for a month to fade the Burn Marks.

Banana ( Kela ) for Split Ends

Banana ( Kela in India ) keeps the Hair soft and healthy. It improves the Hair elasticity and combats the problem of Split Ends.
Mash a Banana and add 2 tablespoons of Carrier Oil into it. Mix it well to form a paste. Apply the paste on the Spilt Ends. Leave it for 20 to 25 minutes. Wash with a shampoo. Repeat this process 1 to 2 times a week.

Banana ( Kela ) for Blisters

Banana ( Kela in India ) reduces the Infection and oozing caused due to Blisters. It soothes and reduces the itching.
Rub the inside part of a fresh Banana peel on the affected area for 2 to 3 minute. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off. Do this 2 to 3 times a day to cure Blisters.

Banana For Leucorrhoea

Banana is a rich source of nutrients.
Take 2 Bananas on an empty stomach every morning. Repeat the process for 1 Week.
OR : Take 1 Raw Banana on empty stomach for Vaginal Discharge.
Note : Avoid Banana in dinner as it may cause digestive problems.

Banana for Egg Allergy

Eat 2 Bananas daily.

Banana for Hypokalemia

Eat 2 Bananas per day.
Include Banana in your daily diet.

Banana for Menometrorrhagia

Steam a Banana flower and mix it with a small bowl of curd. Consume it daily.

Banana ( Kela ) for Wounds

Young Leaves of Banana are used as dressings.
Wrap the Young Leaves of Banana on Wounds. It will provide relief from Inflammation.

Banana for Watery Semen

Have Raw Banana every day. It is rich in Potassium and other Vitamins which provide strength to the body. It is beneficial to get rid of Watery Semen.
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Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 2

Add half cup of juice of inner stem of Banana in One tablespoon powdered Cucumber seeds. Mix and Strain. Add some sugar and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Stones 3

Grind One tablespoon Cucumber seeds with half cup juice of inner white stem of Banana. Filter. Add sugar to taste and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 1

Take One cup juice of White Banana stem and mix with half cup Cucumber seeds powder. Mix and filter. Add half cup Coconut Water and drink regularly for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 17

Take a Banana. Cut from middle. Fill Black Pepper powder and keep overnight. Eat in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 18

Take one glass juice of Banana tree's stem. Add 2 teaspoons Black Pepper powder and mix. Have 2 tablespoons twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 1

Take one Banana and Avocado . Mash them together. Apply on the hair for one hour. Wash it off with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Hangover 1

Take banana and Honey together. You can take 2-6 tablespoon of Honey and two Bananas at one time.

Herbal Treatment For Anemia 5

Mix two tablespoon Honey in Banana. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Age Spots 7

Grind 15 Mint ( Pudina ) leaves. Now mash a Banana ( Kela ). Mix both. Apply on the face. Let it dry and wash with fresh water.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 9

Fry some Cumin seeds. Add them to the Banana pulp. Have it after your dinner.

Herbal Treatment For Small Pox 4

Add quarter tsp Banana seeds with 1 tsp Coriander juice. Take it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 6

Take an Avocado ( Makhanphal ) and a Banana ( Kela ). Mash them together. Apply it over affected part. It reduces wrinkles and gives you soft skin.

Herbal Treatment For Split Ends 1

Take a ripe Banana ( Kela ), 1 tablespoon Lemon ( Nimbo ) juice, 2 tablespoon Yogurt ( Dahi ), 1 tablespoon Rose Water ( Gulabjal ). Put all in a blender. Blend them. Apply over hair properly. Cover with plastic cap. Rinse after half an hour with mild shampoo.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 7

Mash a Banana and add One tablespoon Honey ( Shehad ). Eat twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 14

Blend One ripe Banana ( Kela ), One tablespoon Lemon juice ( Nimbu Ka Ras ), Half tablespoon Rose Water ( Gulab Jal ) and 2-3 tablespoons of Yogurt ( Dahi ) to make a mask. Apply it on your hair and leave for One hour. Rinse off and shampoo. Repeat 3-4 times a month.

Herbal Treatment For Detoxicant 2

Combine 1 cup finely chopped Kale, half peeled Lemon, half piece of peeled Lime, 1 Banana, half teaspoon of grated Ginger ( Adrak ), one cup of water and one tablespoon of raw Honey ( Shehad ). Grind all the herbs together to prepare a detox smoothie. Consume it in every morning.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhea 5

Take one Raw Banana ( green banana ) and 2 to 3 Raw Fig. Dry them in sun light. Grind them together and make a fine powder. Take half teaspoon of this powder 2 times in a day. It will tone the female's reproductive organs and will cure Leucorrhea. Take this formula for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 18

Mash one Banana with one teaspoon of Honey. Mix them well. Gently massage on the wrinkles for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Dull Skin 13

Take half banana and mash it. Add Egg white to it. Mix it well. Apply on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. It will give an instant glow to your skin.
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Ranjini ( Tamilnadu )
30 Mar 2016
Hi I name is Ranjini
I have the problem of infertility for past three years so kindly tell the herbal solution to cure immediately
20 Apr 2016
Dear Ranjini Dry some Banyan roots under sun for a few days. Powder it. Take one teaspoon of this powder with warm milk on the first night after your menstrual cycle completes. do it repeatedly for 6 months. or eat cooked brinjal with buttermilk once in a week. Why don't you visit the page Infertility in the disease section of this website. There you will find many herbs for female infertility.
Pankaj ( India )
24 Sep 2016
Sir someone has given me banana root juice with butter milk. Perhaps it has led to impotence and cool libido.sir can u suggest me some good and stable remedy
Arvind Seth
28 Sep 2016
Pankaj I want to know that how can you conclude that Banana root caused impotence. And what are you looking the remedy for ?
For cold libido and impotence take-- 1. Land Caltrops : Take one capsule everyday for a month.
2. Ashwagandha powder. Take a half teaspoon with warm milk. Take it for 15 days.
3. Take Asparagus racemoses in your salad.
Go for exercise daily so that the circulation in your will get improved.
Mahes Babu ( Tamilnadu )
09 Oct 2016
Hello I am suffered by kidney stone, the size of a stone is 8 mm is on lower kidney, can you suggest a treatment for this.
Smaira Behl
18 Oct 2016
The herb for you is Gokharu. Take Gokharu capsules for a month. One everyday. Another herb for you is Crateava Nurvala. This is the homeopathic name of herb Varuna. Take this tincture for a month. 5 drops of this tincture in a glass of water everyday.
This herb will dissolve all the calculi and gravel. After a month, get yourself diagnosed, the stone shall be gone.
Sanjeev bhatia ( India delhi )
03 Nov 2016
Anything for fatty liver disease.... And Does having minimum fat diet useful .. advice
10 Nov 2016
For fatty Liver. Take one capsule of Milk Thistle everyday for a month. Also, Take half tea spoon of Kutki powder with a glass of water for a week. Or you may check Liver diseases in the disease section of the website.
Jocelyn ( Philippines )
06 Nov 2016
I blend or mix 2banana fruit with ginger and drink daily, any side effects?
10 Nov 2016
Why do you drink this drink ?
I have never heard of such a blend to cure anything.
Shawnohio ( United States )
22 Mar 2017
Anything for hemorrhoids
23 Mar 2017
Drink a glass of Cranberry juice every day for 15 days.
Consume 30 ml of radish juice every morning for 5 days. Skip for 3 days and then again continue for 5 more days. Radish is best for Hemorrhoids.
Take Kutki tablets for 15 days, one every day. this is for strengthening your Liver.
Once you take these herbs for 15 days, Start with Milk Thistle capsules, one daily for a month .
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Priya ( India )
29 Mar 2017
Is it safe if banana tree root tied around stomach during pregnancy?
A Mother of 2 healthy babies
30 Mar 2017
what ?
Why do you want use it ?
I have never heard of it.
Why do you want to tie your stomach during pregnancy ?
This should not be done at all.
Please, Do not
Rahul ( India )
26 Apr 2017
Does banana roots cause impotency ?
11 May 2017
I do not think it causes impotence. banana is a rich source of Potassium. In fact it is known to cure diseases like Erectile Dysfunction and Low Libido.
Shekhara ( India/Karnataka )
06 May 2017
For anything treatment for enlarged prostate(BPH)
Robin Mehrotra ( India )
11 May 2017
Buy mother tincture of Epilobium Parviflorum to cure enlarged prostate.
this is one of the best herbs to cure Enlarged prostate ( BPH ).
Take 5 drops of this tincture in a glass of water, every day for 15 days.
Also you may drink Stinging Nettle tea every day for a week.
Lena ( Samoa )
11 Nov 2017

Do you have any suggestions for Idiopathic Mylofibrosis- it's pretty rare and not much natural remedies available out there.. I am hoping you are familiar with this condition and can provide some help.

Thank you
Sebastian Pereira ( India Maharashtra )
02 Jan 2018
I have breathing problem and also dust allergy feeling sufocated in the night..
Also when i get up early morning feeling restless
11 Jan 2018
Have you noticed the mucus or the color of the phlegm ? What is the worst time of the day for you ? Is it morning, forenoon, noon or what ? Do you suffer from sneezing too ?
13 Sep 2018
Any remedy for edema due to congestive heart failure also any remedy for congestive heart failure ? Thanks.
09 Nov 2018
Hi herbpathy,
I have got peptic ulcer since childhood. It comes and goes. I just moved to China and it has been worse. The stomach pain is severe and it's really affecting my daily life here. I have read the various remedies on this site. Could you suggest which one could be best for me and any other additional information to get rid of this condition. Thank you
Anshu ( India )
15 Sep 2020
I want to become impotent can u help me ples.thank u
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