People do know that eating on banana leaves is healthy as it provides a number of health benefits. It is a South Indian tradition to eat on a banana leaf and it could be easily available everywhere. Even banana leaves are used for preparing some foods, decorations, religious rituals, body treatments, and facials as well. However, there is this ancient Indian technique of nadipathy which is highly beneficial for your body in detoxification. It would provide you complete relaxation, a serene mind, and rejuvenation. This banana leaf therapy is worked by wrapping your body using large-sized layers of banana leaves while the person lies on the floor facing the sun for a period of time. It has no side effects but has a greater impact on your soul and body. So, here are some of the benefits of banana leaves for your skin and hair.

ACTS AS A SHEILD FOR THE SKIN: The greeny banana leaves would act as a protective layer of the skin which in turn would safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. It would also regulate the flow of energy to different parts of the body. So, when you use banana leaves as a protective layer, it would get maximum relaxation and rejuvenation of tissues, muscles, and organs.

POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS: The powerful antioxidants present in the banana leaves would protect your body’s cells from experiencing oxidative damage caused by free radicals.  These free radicals would cause impurities and premature aging which would lead to unhealthy facial appearance and self-esteem. So, you could use banana leaves to nourish your skin.

REVITALIZES THE SKIN: Due to the presence of an essential compound like allantoin, the banana leaves could be helpful in the healthy growth of the skin. This essential compound could be used as an ingredient in several lotions and cosmetic creams too. So, when it is applied to the skin, it could eliminate the impurities from the skin and even cools it down.

TREATS COMMON SKIN ISSUES: With its robust ability, banana leaves are helpful in relieving your skin from sunburn, wounds, and even eczema. Similarly, it is helpful in treating several common skin problems including rashes caused due to allergic reactions, insect bites, bee stings, insects, spiders, or ants. Being “the natural eraser”, you just have to soak the banana leaves into the water and you have to apply it to the affected area.

NOURISHES THE HAIR: Treating your hair with banana leaves would help you to alleviate dandruff. Dandruff would cause an itchy scalp, redden, and even psychological issues like a significant decrease in self-esteem and public perception of ourselves. But with the presence of astringent and allantoin properties, banana leaves are helpful in treating and nourishing your hair through hair masks prepared with fresh banana leaf juice. It would also maintain natural hair color.