20 Amazing Health Benefits of Bananas

Before we talk about the amazing health benefits of bananas, let us take a look at the name of banana in other languages.

  • Botanical name for banana is Musa 
  • The family name for  banana is Musaceae 
  • The Hindi name for banana is Kela 
  • The Malayalam name for banana is Vazha Pazham or Cherupazham.
  • The Tamil name for banana is Vazhaipazham 
  • The Bengali name for banana is Dhakka 
  • The name of banana in Twi is Kwedu.


Now, let's take a look at the amazing health benefit of bananas.

The following are the amazing health benefit of bananas;

1. Eating bananas can help prevent kidney cancer.

2. Eating of bananas can help protects the eyes from macular degeneration.

3. Eating of bananas can help build strong bones.

4. Bananas provides protection from chronic diseases and free radicals because they are high in antioxidants.

5. If a banana is eaten between every single meal, it can help prevent nausea from morning sickness

6. Irritation and itching from bug bites can be relieved by rubbing the affected area with the inner part of the banana pill.

7. The iron in banana increases the production of hemoglobin in the blood. The increase in the production of hemoglobin in the blood is therefore good for minimizing or curing anemia.

8. Eating  a banana after every meal can dramatically improve digestion.

9. Banana milkshake with honey can give you a great relief when you are suffering from a hangover.

10. Bananas are sometimes known as brain tonic because they contain potassium which is known to make a person's brain sharp and very alert. Therefore, bananas are very good for students.

11. Bananas can help reduce or treat high blood pressure.

12. Bananas are good for reducing or treating depression because they contain Serotonin (happy hormone). Serotonin which is also called happy hormone is known to make an individual feel happy, calm and relaxed.


13. Bananas can cure ulcers if eaten regularly. This is because they neutralizes excessive hydrochloric acids in the stomach.

14. Bananas are good for treating pregnant women's morning sickness.

15. Banana is also good for regulating bowel movement.

16. Bananas can be use to treat heartburn because of their antacid effect.

17. Applying mashed ripped banana on dry and scaly skin is good because it moisturizes and nourishes the skin.

18. Body temperature can be lowered by just eating a banana.

19. Eating of banana is good for the throat. It helps an individual to maintain his or her sweet voice.

20. Eating of bananas can help relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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