, commonly known as the banana plant, is a widely cultivated fruit-producing tree grown in tropical and semi-tropical areas worldwide.
Multiple healing properties
: 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 protection propertiesM. 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)