Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals and have a high potassium content. They are moisturising the skin and help to condition the hair effectively.
The banana plant (Musa paradisiaca) is a huge, perennial herb. Its trunk consists of tightly wrapped leaf sheaths. Its true stem pushes up from the centre and grows flower spikes or buds. Blossoms grow into upturned ‘fingers’ and there can be as many as twenty in each bunch. Some plants have been in production for over a hundred years.
Fully ripened bananas have antifungal properties in both the peel and the pulp. They are emollient and highly moisturising; when applied topically they soften the skin, making it supple. They consist of 12% starch and lots of fibre, giving them the texture that we love.