The banana flower comes from Columbia and grows just from the end of the bananas. It is quite large and has a dark shade of pink, purple and red color. It is starchy and has a very bitter taste but it is used with many dishes as a vegetable.
The fresh and young banana flower is eaten raw but only with gloves since the liquid can cause stains. Here are some benefits that can come from consuming banana flower:
- Cures Infections
The ethanol flowers in the banana flowers have the ability to treat infections and prevent bacteria growth. That is why it is very good in healing small cuts and wounds.
- Helps With diabetes And Anemia
Consuming banana flowers either boiled or raw can be very beneficial for diabetes patients because it can increase the levels of hemoglobin in the boy and reduce the blood sugar levels. It is very rich in iron and fiber and that can boost the production of red blood cells.
- Improves Lactation
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.
- Reduces Free Radical Activity
Free radical activity can lead to many problems and the banana flower can help because it has a lot of antioxidants. It can also protect your heart and slow down the ageing process.
- Menstrual Cramps And Weight Loss
The banana flower can be an amazing additive to salads and healthy meals and that can promote the weight loss process. The substance progesterone can reduce bleeding and help with menstrual pains.
- Rich With vitamins And Minerals
It is packed with potassium, vitamins C, E, A and a lot of dietary fiber.
- Boosts Mood And Relieves Anxiety
Due to the magnesium it can boost your energy levels and your overall mood. It can act like an anti-depressant without the bad side effects that medication can bring.
- Anti-Ageing Properties
Since it can fight free radical activity it can slow down the ageing process and even protect your body from cancer.
- Neural Disorders
Free radical activity causes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease which can all be prevented with daily intake of banana flower.
- Healthy Uterus
You can make a perfect drink with banana flower, turmeric and cumin and drink the beverage to improve the uterus’s health and reduce and possible problems.
- Gastrointestinal Health
The banana flower is full of soluble and insoluble fiber. Both are different and react different in the body but both are very necessary and beneficial to the body and the digestive system.
The soluble fiber dissolves in water and form a gel, and the insoluble fiber assists the bulk to undigested products and cannot be dissolved in water.
- Heart And Cancer Prevention
The banana flower has a lot of nutrients including tannins, acids, flavonoids and a lot of antioxidants that can remove the oxidative damage and the free radical damage in the body. That can successfully prevent heart disease and even cancer cells from forming.