The medicinal benefits, phytochemical constituents and antioxidant properties of banana blossom: a mini review / Nur Syahirah Muhammad Suffi ... [et al.]

Muhammad Suffi, Nur Syahirah and Mohamed, Emida and Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina and Rambely, Azlin Sham and Haron, Norhisham (2021) The medicinal benefits, phytochemical constituents and antioxidant properties of banana blossom: a mini review / Nur Syahirah Muhammad Suffi ... [et al.]. Healthscope, 4 (1). pp. 113-118. ISSN 2735-0649


Banana (Musaceae spp.) is a well-known food crop, mainly consumed as a significant yield in most developing countries. However, its blossoms will always end up as agriculture wastes. These by-products are also rich in bioactive compounds and are highly required for our health maintenance. Recent studies have reported that banana blossom contains comparable phytochemical contents. Therefore, this review aims to study the phytochemical constituents, antioxidant properties and medicinal benefits of banana blossoms, making it a potential functional food with diverse nutraceutical values. Several databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar were used in this review. Banana blossom also contain bioactive compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, dietary fibers, tannins, saponins and vitamins. Moreover, banana blossom has potential biological activities such as antioxidant, antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Thus, it can be concluded that banana blossoms contain appropriate quantities of beneficial secondary metabolites that are significant in maintaining good health. More research into the medicinal potential of banana blossom can be done to provide new approaches to treating and preventing a variety of medical conditions.


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Muhammad Suffi, Nur Syahirah
Mohamed, Emida
Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina
Rambely, Azlin Sham
Haron, Norhisham
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Plant physiology > Botanical chemistry. Phytochemicals
R Medicine > RB Pathology > Antioxidants
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply > Examination and analysis. Composition. Adulteration > Dietary studies, food values, experiments, tests, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Healthscope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 113-118
Keywords: Antioxidants, banana blossom, medicinal benefits, Musaceae, phytochemicals, banana
Date: October 2021
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