Rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium,
phosphorus, sulphur, iron and copper contain vitamins A, B, C, E, G
The banana is similar to the potato in
that it has a high calorie value. Use green plantains for cooking. Bananas have
an anti-ulcerous effect. Their healing effect is enhanced when they are
overripe and have black spots, but the skin must be undamaged. Their starches
are converted into sugars. The inside skin is the most potent part and combats
bacteria. It is high in vitamin P (bioflavanoids).
Together with yoghurt, bananas are useful
to restore the flora of the colon and to combat candida and the side effects of
antibiotics. Bananas are food for the 'friendly' acidophilus bacteria in our
intestines, particularly when combined with natural yoghurt.
The juice of the outer fibre is said to
be an antidote against snakebites, including cobra venom, when administered
Tea made from plaintain leaves can be
used to strengthen the eyes.
therapeutic effect: Stomachic
the treatment of:
Ulcers of stomach and duodenum - the
banana diet is one of the most powerful diets for ulcers. Bananas neutralize
the stomach acid and thicken the mucus lining of the stomach. They should be a
regular part of the recovery process after an ulcer has been diagnosed to
prevent re-occurring damage.
diabetes - because of their high
content of easy-to-absorb sugars
high blood cholesterol (a banana
contains as much pectin as an apple)
When you buy a banana ensure that the skin is not
damaged. If it is, unwelcome bacteria can enter the