Latin Name

Musa paradisiaca

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Leaves, Inflorescence
(फल, पत्र, पुष्प)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta; aggravates Kapha.

Properties and Uses

Unripe fruit has astringent nature and used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery. Ripe fruit has cough expectorant action. It also acts as diuretic. It reduces burning sensation due to its cooling character. Ripe fruit has overall nourishing action. External application with fruit, leaves and inflorescence is used in burns.

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