All parts of the banana plant have medicinal value including the banana flower. The banana flower or vaazhai poo in Tamil, is well known in the rural parts of South India for its healing action on stomach ulcers. The banana flower or banana blossom is available throughout the year. It is used in preparing some tasty and healthy dishes in South India.
Banana Flower for Stomach
The flower is found to help scanty and painful urination. Soup made of banana flower is an excellent natural laxative. People suffering from pain and burning sensation in hands and soles of the feet can benefit from taking vaazhai poo on a regular basis. Bad breath and sweat odor can become a thing of past with regular consumption of banana flower.
Stomach bloating and bilious vomiting can be arrested with consumption of vaazhai poo. Male infertility can be overcome with regular consumption of vaazhai poo. Kidney stones can be cleared with vaazhai poo. Burning sensation in anal area can be cured with consumption of vaazhai poo thrice or four times a week.
Banana Flower for Women
Banana flower juice mixed with honey or palm candy benefits white discharge in women. This should be taken on empty stomach first thing in the morning. Similarly women with excessive menstrual flow can benefit from taking banana flower regularly. This helps with painful menstruation too.
Juice of vaazhai poo 100 ml taken in the mornings thrice or four times a week reduces cholesterol levels in blood. this also purifies it.
Banana Flower for Obesity
Obese people can take a soup made of banana flower. Finely cut banana flower, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves are boiled together and reduced to half. A pinch of salt can be added to taste. This is taken four to five times a week. This is found to be helpful in weight management.
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