, commonly known as the banana plant, is a widely cultivated fruit-producing tree grown in tropical and semi-tropical areas worldwide. M. paradisiaca
leaves are used for eye inflammation, wound healing and ulcers. M. paradisiaca
root is used as a tonic for liver congestion, anaemia, scurvey prevention, and veneral disease. It has also shown to have anticoccidial activities in a dose-dependent manner and at a dosage of 1,000 mg/kg b.w. had similar efficacy with Amprolium in the treatment of coccidiosis.
Liver protectionM. paradisiaca have significant effect on the liver of CCl4 and paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity animal models.
Nutritional value of 1 regular-sized banana (approximately 8 in long and 136g)