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A viral rumor over the years claim that Fresh banana leaves can cure bedsores in 48 hours,

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Fake news claim: A viral rumor over the years claim that Fresh banana leaves can cure bedsores in 48 hours,

Fresh Banana Leaf*

For those battling with bedsores, a story shared by someone...

"Hello, I’m back in Ipoh keeping an eye on my dad at the hospital. Physically holding his hand so he doesn’t tear out his iv drip, as he’s being treated with an infection.

Anyway, since most of us still have elderly loved ones to look after, I would like to share with you the healing properties of *banana leaf.*

My diabetic dad suffered from one persistent bedsore a few months ago on his sitting bone. He was treated with all sorts of bedsore medical treatments with no improvement and those imported $60-90 healing plaster only made it worse.

Just when we thought we have lost the battle, our maid suggested for us to try her kampung method of covering bedsore with a *fresh banana leaf*.

Like a miracle, bedsore started healing within 48 hours and was gone after a week. So, if you know of anyone battling with bedsores, maybe recommend them the use of *fresh banana leaf*.

It works for my dad and hopefully, it works for others too, though my dad could also be a unique case and hence it may not be of help to others.

For those who want to try, just wash and dry a fresh daun pisang, *fresh banana leaf* and place it over a freshly cleaned bedsore".

Something to ponder on......

Fresh Banana Leaf*

For those battling with bedsores, a story shared by someone...

"Hello, I’m back in Ipoh keeping an eye on my dad at the hospital. Physically holding his hand so he doesn’t tear out his iv drip, as he’s being treated with an infection.

Anyway, since most of us still have elderly loved ones to look after, I would like to share with you the healing properties of *banana leaf.*

My diabetic dad suffered from one persistent bedsore a few months ago on his sitting bone. He was treated with all sorts of bedsore medical treatments with no improvement and those imported $60-90 healing plaster only made it worse.

Just when we thought we have lost the battle, our maid suggested for us to try her kampung method of covering bedsore with a *fresh banana leaf*.

Like a miracle, bedsore started healing within 48 hours and was gone after a week. So, if you know of anyone battling with bedsores, maybe recommend them the use of *fresh banana leaf*.

It works for my dad and hopefully, it works for others too, though my dad could also be a unique case and hence it may not be of help to others.

For those who want to try, just wash and dry a fresh daun pisang, *fresh banana leaf* and place it over a freshly cleaned bedsore".

Something to ponder on...... 

Facts Check Verdict: Hoax

News Verification: No banana leaves cannot be used for people who are battling with  Bedsores, we did not find any study to support this claim.

Bedsores — also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers — are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone.

Banana leaves have been often used for wound dressing, As a natural product, banana leaves are heavily contaminated with various pathogens that must be removed before they can be used as wound dressings, but effective sterilization methods that do not affect the beneficial wound-dressing properties of banana leaves have not been described. there can be other sets of truth or false on the benefits of banana leaves for Wound dressing. Here also we are skeptical for it benefits.

Many other rumors include, Banana leaf juice is an amazing cleanser. Just half a glass of banana leaf juice taken once a week can clear your bowel. Banana leaf juice mixed with hot water and can be used for gargling. This provides relief from sore throat. Banana leaves can be crushed and applied on the skin. It heals burns, skin irritations, and other minor wounds. Banana leaf ash can be mixed with water and can be ingested as a treatment for diarrhea




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