The banana flower is a unique cone-shaped flower.
A large darkish purple to reddish and a coned-shaped flower, the sweet scented blossom is found on the end of the banana tree branches.
The female flowers don’t need fertilization, it becomes fruit and grows farther to the stem up from the male flowers.
Served in Asian cuisines, in Japan it is known as banana no tsubmomi
In Thailand as dok kluai, in Indonesia as jantung pisang
China. as shang chao in Sri Lanka as kehel mal
India as kere kafool, a various number or translations.
People use this flower for the following health purposes:
Ethanol-based, the extracts of the banana flowers inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, like Bacillus subtalis, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli. As tested in laboratories. It helps in healing wounds, and prevents infections.
The intake of the flowers reduces the blood sugar levels, this however has not been proved clinically so before you take any extract of the flower speak to your doctor.
The properties of the flower stabilizes the free radicals which is formed in various metabolic processes in the body. If the free radicals are not neutralized there can be unstable electrons, that react with the DNA and protein of the the human cells, and allows for other chronic conditions, also cancer and heart disease.
You can have one cooked banana flower with a cup of curd or yogurt, an efficient way of controlling excessive bleeding during your menstrual cycle.
You have to seek medical advice before trying the banana flower for any health issues