Does banana aggravate cold and cough?
Hello, yesterday night when I was about to eat a banana my mother asked me not to she said eating bananas can cause cold and cough but I didn’t listen to her and ate one. Now I am suffering from a cold. I am not sure is it because of the banana or ice cream that I ate during the day. Does banana aggravate cold and cough? Was she right? I am 16 years old male.
@til Hello, it could be both but answering your question banana at night does cause cold and cough according to Ayurveda. Banana contains histamine. Histamine triggers the hypersecretion of mucous. Therefore the common belief that bananas increase mucous secretion is partially true. Histamine is a chemical that is present in almost all the tissues of our body. It is also found in other animals’ bodies as well as in plants. Therefore we also get histamine from food as well. However, there is no substantial scientific data to show that eating bananas can lead to the common cold. If you are suffering from a cold and cough then do avoid it. Thanks!