Delicious antidepressant and beauticians
 With the approach of cold weather, many of us are beginning to be depressed. It turns out that with a dull mood to help cope banana. Enough to eat a couple bananas a day, as life will cease to seem gray and depressed left alone.

Explained by the beneficial effects of bananas on the mood of the content of serotonin - the hormone of happiness. It was he who lifts the mood and makes life rejoice.

Bananas are one of the oldest cultivated plants of the tropics. They belong to the genus Musa L.   Banana family - Musaceae And is a perennial herb. In a banana a large number of adventitious roots, and almost all of them occur in the upper layers of the soil.

In general, the roots of the plants are divided into horizontal and vertical, and rhizome itself weighs 10 kg. The stem of a banana tree, and not a member of the leaves that grow close to each other, and as if wrapped in a one over the other. This pseudostem can reach 8 - 9 meters in height and 50-60 cm in diameter. At the top of the plant leaves are straightened.

The flowers appear in 6-8 months after the start of the growth of the stem. Initially, there is a banana inflorescence apical bud, but under her covering scales are developing flowers. Female flowers are collected in tiers, each consisting of 26 or more flowers. After them come the flowers are bisexual and functionally male. But for fertilization of female flowers do not need them, since they develop themselves.

The fruits ripen bananas in the tropics 3-4 months. Mature brush can weigh 10 to 70 kg. Small fruits are formed in the flower stalk, if it grows downwards. Bananas grow upside down. The fruits bananas are the most diverse in color - there are yellow, green, brown, pink and even purple bananas.

Collect the green bananas, if they are left on the tree, they turn yellow and lose their taste. Bananas are grown in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In some parts of Africa a native eats up to 250-300 kg of bananas per year. Major suppliers of bananas - Brazil, India, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, Mexico.

 Delicious antidepressant and beauticians
   Bananas have become part of the power for many Europeans. In our country, selling fodder varieties of bananas that are most often used as cattle fodder. But you should not be upset, all the bananas are good for health .

- The pulp of banana contains vitamins - A, group B, PP, E, C, large amounts of carbohydrates, sugars, minerals - copper, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium ...

- Doctors say that even a banana, if you eat it in the morning, drive out drowsiness, weakness, and will give a good boost of energy.

- Women bananas help to cope with the problems of premenstrual syndrome.

- Bananas are useful in the stomach, they are recommended to use in exacerbations of chronic gastritis, for getting rid of ulcers.

- They are useful for those who have problems with the cardiovascular system.

- Nutritionists and physicians are advised to eat bananas with hypertension, edema, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, and even diabetes. Although diabetes is best helps infusion of flowers.

- Flowers banana is used in the treatment of dysentery, stomach ulcers and bronchitis.

- A piece of banana peel is applied to the warts yellow side out, and fix plaster.

Banana for our beauty
But the banana is not only an anti-depressant, and a doctor, he has an amazing effect on the skin, it nourishes, rejuvenates, making elastic, silky and smooth wrinkles.

- The mask for dry skin
1 banana turn into a puree, add 2 teaspoons of milk and ½ teaspoon of honey. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature. When a mask for oily skin need to replace the honey with lemon juice.

- Mask of wrinkles
2 tbsp. spoon mashed banana mixed with 2 tbsp. tablespoons of softened butter and put on your skin, gently massaging it for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

- Nutritional
½ medium banana turn into a puree, add 2 tbsp. tablespoons soft cheese, 1 egg yolk and milk so as to obtain a creamy mass. Apply on face for half an hour. Rinse with warm water, then cool and wipe the face with ice cubes. Course - 21 mask every 1-2 days.

- For wrinkles
One ripe banana puree in turn, add 2-3 tbsp potato starch. spoon and a little cream. Apply on face for 20 minutes layers. Rinse with warm brew green tea. After 5 minutes, wash with cold water.

- Hair Mask
Grind 1 banana, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey and 2 drops of tea tree essential oil.
Apply to clean, damp hair and keep for half an hour. The mask strengthens the hair, restores after staining, promotes growth and gives shine.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva