Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Incredible Health Benefits Of Banana Leaves That Will Surprise You!

Various types of banana is known to have a countless health benefits. But the raw is more beneficial. Study reveals that the leaves of banana also contain essential nutrients that your body might need.

Why Banana Leaves Beneficial?
  • Nutrients
Banana leaves contain huge amount of polyphenols, such as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, also found in green tea. Polyphenols are natural antioxidants found in many plant-based foods. Epigallocatechin gallate belongs to the family of catechins. It contains 3 phenol rings and has very strong antioxidant properties. It is also the main active component in green tea leaves.

  • Eco-friendly
Many people use plastic of Styrofoam plates when they need disposable plates. However, banana leaves are much more eco-friendly option. They decompose in a very short time, unlike plastics, which takes many years to biodegrade.

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  • Hygienic
Banana leaves do not require a lot of cleaning, they just need to be rinsed with a little amount of water and they are ready to use.

  • Chemical-free
Since metal plates are washed with water and soap, traces of the chemicals in the soap may still remain on the plates, contaminating your food. Banana leaves just need to be rinsed with a little water, and do not need to be washed with soap.

  • Practical
The banana leaf is quite large, making it capable of holding an entire meal that consists of several different components. The leaves are also waterproof, thanks to their waxy coating – they can hold the gravy preparations without getting soggy.

Benefits Of The Banana Leaves For The Skin
  • Natural herb can treat minor skin wounds and other skin disorders such as dandruff, eczema, and sunburn.
  • Fresh banana leaf juice will gradually heal from the root disturbance. You can also soak the leaves in cold water and apply it on skin sunburn.
  • Banana leaves have medicinal properties, which can relieve poisonous insect bites, bee stings, spider bites, rashes, and skin irritation. The banana leaves are popularly known as a natural eraser.
  • Cosmetic creams and lotions contain active ingredients are quite expensive so-called Allantoin found in plant leaves. Allantoin helps faster healing, kills germs, and stimulates new skin cell growth.