We all are familiar with the fact that banana is extremely beneficial to health. It is full of iron and vitamins and is highly recommended by doctors for good health.
The fruit bananas are easily available and consumed by people all over India.
In Assam, various parts of the banana plant are eaten. Kaskol, which is the green banana is consumed in various forms like fried or in curries. It is said to heal stomach issues and improves digestion.
The stem of the banana plant is also a very popular delicacy in this zone.
Banana flower or banana blossom is extremely popular in the northeastern region. It is locally named Koldil. As its name suggests, it is the blossom from a banana tree.
Banana flower is mostly prepared in the form of curry. It has famous for its outstanding medical properties. It is packed with essential minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium and iron. These are important for several bodily functions.
It is very effective in natural treatment. The extracts in the banana flower have ethanol which prevents the growth of pathogen bacteria.
According to a study published in the Journal of Food and Agriculture, banana flower extracts promoted glucose uptake, which in turn reduces sugar levels.Cooked banana flower can help deal with pain abdomen and reduces menstrual bleeding. Consumed along with curd. these flowers increase the progesterone hormone in the body and reduce bleeding.
According to a study published in the Journal of Food and Agriculture, banana flower extracts promoted glucose uptake, which in turn reduces sugar levels.
The magnesium content in kolfool reduces anxiety and boosts the mood, acting as a natural antidepressant.
It contains phenolic acids, tannins, flavonoids and various other antioxidants. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals, prevent oxidation damage and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Banana flower, a galactagogues vegetable, increases the breast milk secretion for lactating mothers.
Kolfool is rich in vitamin C and a potential source of antioxidants is a potent source antioxidant, which reduces stress on the cells and slows down aging.
It protects the stomach from indigestion, ulcers and pain in the stomach.