The banana fruit is hot and moist in the first degree. The benefits of bananas are greater when they are ripe and sweet. Banana is beneficial for the treatment of chronic inflammation of the chest and lungs (asthma), and common symptoms of hoarseness in the chest and wheezing.

Banana also benefits recurrent cough, expulsion of phlegm, ulcers of the kidneys, and ulcers of the bladder. Eating bananas help expulsion of urine, increases the production of semen, arouses sexual desire, and promotes bowel movement.

Bananas should be eaten before meals, however, they do affect the stomach by generating excessive discharge of yellow bile and phlegm, and such side-effects are usually reduced by eating sugar or honey with the bananas.