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Art Show: Flower of the Month: Medicinal Plants

Banana Tree

by Karen Dukes

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Art: Banana Tree by Artist Karen Dukes
This is a gorgeous view of bananas on a creme yellow background. PERFECT for most any room of the house. It is a large 36"x36" SIZE, just perfect for your decor and looks magnificent in a wide wood frame. Gallery value: $650. This painting is SOLD and is now part of a private collection. All parts of the banana plant have medicinal applications: the flowers in bronchitis and dysentery and on ulcers; cooked flowers are given to diabetics; the astringent plant sap in cases of hysteria, epilepsy, leprosy, fevers, hemorrhages, acute dysentery and diarrhea, and it is applied on hemorrhoids, insect and other stings and bites; young leaves are placed as poultices on burns and other skin afflictions; the astringent ashes of the unripe peel and of the leaves are taken in dysentery and diarrhea and used for treating malignant ulcers; the roots are administered in digestive disorders, dysentery and other ailments; banana seed mucilage is given in cases of catarrh and diarrhea in India.

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