* ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೈಸರ್ಗಿಕ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಅಂಶಗಳಾದ ಸುಕ್ರೀಸ್, ಫ್ರುಕ್ಟೋಸ್, ಮತ್ತು ಗ್ಲುಕೋಸ್ (sucrose,
fructose and glucose)ಇವೆ. ಎರಡು ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು 90 ನಿಮಿಷ ಕೆಲಸಮಾಡುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ
ಎಂದು ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗಳು ತಿಳಿಸಿವೆ.
* ತಲ್ಲಣ (ಡಿಪ್ರೆಶನ್) ಆದಾಗ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು ಸೇವಿಸಿದರೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು.
* ರಕ್ತಹೀನತೆಯಿಂದ ಬಳಲುವವರಿಗೆ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು ಸೇವಿಸಿದರೆ ಉತ್ತಮ. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಬ್ಬಿಣ ಅಂಶ
ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಹಿಮೋಗ್ಲೋಬಿನ್ ಉತ್ಪಾದಿಸಲು ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.
* ಬ್ಲಡ್ಪ್ರೆಶರ್ ಇದ್ದವರಿಗೆ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು. ಕಾರಣ ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಪೊಟ್ಯಶಿಯಮ್ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿದೆ, ಲವಣಾಂಶ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗಿದೆ.
* ಮಿಡಲ್ ಎಸೆಕ್ಸ್ನ 200 ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಾಳೆಯಹಣ್ಣನ್ನು ಬ್ರೆಕ್ಫಾಸ್ಟ್, ಲಂಚ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂಜೆಯ
ತಿಂಡಿಯೊಡನೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಾಗ ಅವರ ಬುದ್ಧಿಶಕ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಧಾರಣೆ ಕಂಡು ಬಂತಂತೆ.
* ಮಲಬದ್ಧತೆಗೆ ರೇಚಕ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಕೊಡುವ ಬದಲು ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು ಕೊಡುವುದು ಹಿತಕರವಾಗಿದೆ.
*ಹ್ಯಾಂಗ್ ಓವರ್ ನಂತಹ ಉದಾಸೀನತೆಯ ಪ್ರಸಂಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಮಿಲ್ಕ್ಶೇಕ್ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಉಪಯುಕ್ತ
ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಯೋಗಗಳಿಂದ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆ.
* ಎದೆಹುಳಿ ಸುಡುವಾಗ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣು ಉಪಶಮನ ತರುತ್ತದೆ.
* ಸೊಳ್ಳೆ ಕಡಿದಾಗ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸಿಪ್ಪೆಯ ಒಳಭಾಗದಿಂದ ತಿಕ್ಕಿದರೆ ಬಾವು ಹಾಗೂ ತುರಿಕೆ ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.
* ಆಸ್ಟ್ರಿಯಾದ ಒಂದು ಮಾನಸಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು 5000 ರೋಗಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪರೀಕ್ಷಿಸಿದಾಗ,
ಸ್ಥೂಲಕಾಯರಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಒತ್ತಡದ ಕೆಲಸವಿರುವದು ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿತು. ಅಂಥವರಿಗೆ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸೇವನೆಯಿಂದ
* ಸಿಗರೇಟ್ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸವಿದ್ದವರಿಗೆ ಬಾಳೆಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸೇವನೆಯಿಂದ ಅದನ್ನು ಕಡಿಮೆಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಸಹಾಯವಾಗಿದೆಯಂತೆ,
ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ಹಣ್ಣಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ವಿಟಮಿನ್ ಬಿ-6, ಬಿ-12, ಪೊಟ್ಯಾಶಿಯಮ್, ಮೆಗ್ನೀಶಿಯಮ್ ಅಂಶಗಳೇ
* ನ್ಯೂ ಇಂಗ್ಲೆಂಡ್ ಜರ್ನಲ್ ಆಫ್ ಮೆಡಿಸಿನ್ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಸ್ಟ್ರೋಕ್ನಿಂದ ಸಾಯುವವರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿಶತ
40ರಷ್ಟು ಕಡಿಮೆಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಬಾಳೆಯಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸೇವನೆಯೇ ಕಾರಣ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ.
* ಮಂಗಗಳು ಸದಾ ಸುಖಿಯಾಗಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಬಾಳೆಯಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಸೇವನೆಯೇ ಕಾರಣವಂತೆ. (ಮಾನವರು ಇದರ ಮಹತ್ವ ಅರಿಯುವ ದಿನ ಬಂದಿವೆ)
* ಬಾಳೆಯ ಹಣ್ಣನ್ನು ಸೇಬು ಹಣ್ಣಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹೋಲಿಸಿದರೆ, ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಪಟ್ಟು ಪ್ರೋಟೀನ್ ಇದೆ, ಎರಡು
ಪಟ್ಟು ಕಾರ್ಬೋಹೈಡ್ರೇಟ್ಸ್ ಇವೆ, ಮೂರುಪಟ್ಟು ಫಾಸ್ಫರಸ್ ಇದೆ, ಐದು ಪಟ್ಟು ವಿಟಮಿನ್ ಎ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಬ್ಬಿಣಸತ್ವ
ಇವೆ, ಎರಡುಪಟ್ಟು ಇತರ ವಿಟಮಿನ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಿನರಲ್ಸ್ ಇವೆ
In the traditional medicine of India and the ancient Persia this golden fruit is regarded as nature's secret of perpetual youth. To this day, banana is known for promoting healthy digestion and creating a feeling of youthfulness. They help promote the retention of calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen all of which then work to build sound and regenerated tissues Banana also contains invert sugar, which is an aid to youthful growth and metabolism.
•Intestinal Disorder :-The banana is used as a dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and blandness. It is said to contain an unidentified compound called. perhaps jokingly, 'vitamin U' (against ulcer). It is the only raw fruit which can be eaten without distress in chronic ulcer cases. It neutralizes the over acidity of the gastric juices and reduces the irritation of the ulcer by coating the lining of the stomach.
Ripe bananas are highly beneficial in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, being bland, smooth, easily digestible and slightly laxative They relieve acute symptoms and promote the healing process.
•Constipation and Diarrhea :- Bananas are of great value both in constipation and diarrhea as they normalize colonic functions in the large intestine to absorb large amounts of water for prOper bowel moments. Their usefulness in constipation is due to their richness in pectin, which is water-absorbent and this gives them a bulk. producing ability. They also possess the ability to change the bacteria in the intestines-from the harmful type of bacilli to the beneficial acidophilus bacilli.
•Dysentery :- Mashed banana together with little salt is a very valuable remedy for dysentery. According to Dr. Kirticar, a combination of ripe plantain, tamarind and common salt is most effective in this disease. He claims to have cured several cases of both acute and chronic dysentery by this treatment. 1 Ripe bananas are also very useful in dysentery of children, but they should be thoroughly mashed and beaten to cream before use in these cases.
•Arthritis and Gout :- Bananas are useful in the treatment of arthritis and gout. A diet of bananas only for three or four days is advised in these conditions. The patient can be given to eat eight or nine bananas daily during this period and nothing else.
•Anemia :- Being high in iron content, bananas are beneficial in the treatment of anemia. They stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood.
•Allergies:- The fruit is very useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who suffer in consequence from skin rashes or digestive disorders or asthma. Unlike other protein foods, many of which contain an aminoacid which these persons cannot tolerate and which causes allergy. Bananas contain only benign amino-acids which in most cases ate not allergic. The fruit, however, does cause allergic reactions in certain sensitive persons and they should avoid it.
•Kidney Disorders :- Bananas are valuable in kidney disorder because of their low protein and salt content and high carbohydrate content. They are useful in uraemia, a toxic condition of the blood due to kidney congestion and dysfunction. In such cases, a diet of bananas should only be taken for three to four days, consuming eight to nine bananas a day. This diet is suitable for all kidney troubles, including nephritis.
•Tuberculosis :- Bananas are considered useful in the treatment of tuberculosis. According to Dr. J. Montelvz of Brazil, South America, the juice of the plantain or the ordinary cooked bananas works miracles in the cure of tuberculosis. He claims to have cured patients with advanced stage of tuberculosis with frequent cough, abundant expectoration or phlegm and high fever in two months by this treatment.
•Urinary Disorders :- Juice from Banana stem is a well known remedy for urinary disorders. It improves the functional efficiency of kidney and liver thereby alleviating the discomforts and diseased condition in them. It dears the excrettonory organs in the abdominal region of toxins and helps to eliminate them in the form of urine. It has been found to be of great help in the treatment for the removal of stones in the kidney, gall bladder, and prostate. It is advisable to mix this juice whenever possible with the juice of ash pumpkin.
•Over weight :- A diet consisting of bananas and skimmed milk is considered an effective remedy for weight reduction. In prescribed course of diet treatment, the daily diet is restricted to six bananas and four glasses of skimmed milk or buttermilk made from skimmed milk for a period of 10 to 15 days. Thereafter green vegetables may be introduced gradually, reducing the intake of bananas from six to four. This regimen of prescribed course of diet treatment can be continued till the desired results are achieved. Bananas are suitable for overweight people as they contain practically no sodium.
•Menstrual Disorders :- Cooked banana flower eaten with curd is considered an effective medicine for menstrual disorders like painful menstruation and excessive bleeding. Banana flower helps increase progesterone hormone which reduces the bleeding.
•Bums and Wounds :- A plaster is prepared by beating a ripe banana into a fine paste. It can be spread over burns and wounds and supported by a cloth bandage. It gives immediate relief. The young tender leaves of banana tree form a cool dressing for inflammations and blisters.
Uses of banana
Ripe bananas are chiefly eaten raw as a dessert or a breakfast fruit. It is also used in salad together with other fruits and vegetables. Unripe fruits are cooked. Banana chips are made from fully mature unripe fruits. The flour prepared from the dried unripe bananas is three times richer in minerals than the wheat flour, It is also more digestible than cereal starches and is an ideal food for infants and invalids.
Banana, taken as a table fruit, must be thoroughly ripe as otherwise it may be difficult to digest The raw bananas contain 20 to 25 per cent starch. But during the process of ripening, this starch is almost wholly converted with assimilate sugar. Bananas should never be kept in a refrigerator as low temperature prevents their ripening. The fruit should not be taken by those who are suffering from kidney failure because of its high potassium content.