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These components delay or prevent cell damage. Along with neutralising harmful free radicals, they fight ageing, lifestyle diseases and cancer.
The alkaloids, tannins and flavonoids present in the leaf are effective against germs in the food.
Has your scalp been feeling dry and flaky? Banana leaf can be a good way to get rid of this. “You can add the dried leaf in hair oil to reduce scalp dryness and dandruff,” Kamal Palia, chief nutritionist at Ruby Hall Clinic, tells The Better India.
When steamed in banana leaves, the calcium and protein of the fish are retained.
Banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphenols that can prevent diseases like Parkinson’s and hypertension.