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Bananas contain large amounts of tryptophan (an amino acid), that's converted to serotonin - an inhibiting brain neurotransmitter - which makes the fruit a calming food, especially if taken with milk at bedtime.
They are also a good intestinal lubricator, so good for anyone who suffers from hypertension and a weak digestion.
The skins, were used by Zulus as a medicine for any skin condition, and modern research has isolated 'esterified fatty acids' which are used in various patented lotions including 'Exorex'. See 'Alternative Medicine'