Bustling benefits of Banana flower

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Almost every part of banana tree is useful to us, be it stem, flowers, leaves, barks, and obviously the bananas- both ripen and non-ripen.

Banana flowers are the blossoms of banana tree which are used as vegetables in South Asia and South East Asia region. The people of these regions use banana flower for curries, soups and fried foods.

Nutrients info: Potassium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin E and Protein.

Benefits:

Good for heart: Banana flowers are good source of tannins and other antioxidants, potassium, and dietary fiber. All these contents help to keep your heart healthy.

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Anti-aging benefits: Banana flowers are loaded with antioxidants that encounter free radicals and prevent early aging or skin aging.

Improve Lactation: Banana flowers promote breast milk supply for lactating mothers. It also helps to prevent excessive bleeding and maintaining healthy uterus after delivery.

Anti-depressants: Banana flowers are rich in magnesium which helps to boost mood and reduce anxiety without any side effects.

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Regulate menstrual bleeding: Banana flowers help to increase the progesterone hormone in the body which can reduce excessive menstrual bleeding.

Regulating blood pressure: Banana flowers are rich in potassium and dietary fiber which help in maintaining blood pressure at normal level.

Helps in digestion: Banana flowers are loaded with dietary fibre which boosts healthy digestion and prevents constipation.

Boosts immunity: Banana flowers treat infections due to presence of ethanol-based extracts which helps to prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

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Prevents Anaemia: Banana flowers have good amount of iron that can increase the production of red blood cells.

In the upcoming blogs, we will post how to prepare food using this flower to en light our followers to get benefited from this flower’s nutrients.

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Curry Leaves and health benefits

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Curry leaves are an important herb, which belongs to the Rutaceae family

It is predominantly grown in India and Southeast Asian countries.

Used in food: These leaves are widely used in Asian cuisines for flavoring foods. It is used for seasoning or garnishing the dishes with curry leaves.

It is an important herb and popular for its anti-oxidant properties, which help to treat many health issues.

Nutrients info: Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorous, Irons, and vitamins like vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E.

Health benefits of curry leaves:

Detoxify our body: due to eating unhealthy and processed items, which could lead to weight gain and cause lot of accumulated toxins in the body.

Fat loss and Stomach ailments relief: If you drink curry leaves tea daily, that helps to remove unwanted fat and toxins from your body. This helps to reduce your weight effectively to solve stomach related problems. Add it to butter milk, drink it on an empty stomach for dealing with conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, and dysentery.

Supports bowel movements: Raw and tender curry leaves can be eaten on an empty stomach. It also supports bowel movements and stimulates digestive enzymes, lowers cholesterol.

Lessens blood cholesterol: Many research shows that curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering blood cholesterol levels. The rich antioxidants in it helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol that forms bad cholesterol. This in turn helps in increasing the amount of good cholesterol.

Protects your body from heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Good for diabetic patients: As per studies, Curry leaves have been found to effectively reduce blood glucose levels. They offer protection to insulin producing cells of the pancreas, and prevents damage caused by free radicals. It is probably because of minerals composition such as copper, iron, and zinc that curry leaves perform this function.

Helps eye: Curry leaves are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for the health of your eyes and vision.  If you wear spectacles or are suffering from dryness and stress in your eyes, drink a cup of curry leaves every day.

Alleviate Stress: Essential oils of curry leaves can help in effectively reducing stress. This is probably because of the calming effect of the scent of curry leaves. Studies show that inhaling linalool can help in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Boosts memory: Incorporating curry leaves in your diet can have beneficial effects on your memory. It can help in dealing with impaired memory disorders such as Alzhiemer’s.