Traditional Balinese culture has utilized the banana leaf as an integral part of village life. Every village has a grove of banana plants and the leaves have
been used extensively for cultural, spiritual, medicinal, and practical applications. However the humble leaf has not been recognized in the West for its
amazing antioxidant qualities. Aroma Spa Retreat uses banana leaves in our unique body wrap treatment, which combines the use of banana leaves
and green tea clay to rehydrate and replenish your skin.
In addition to their value as food wrappers for cooking, banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphones such as epi gallo catechin gallate (EGCG),
which is also found in green tea. Polyphones are natural antioxidants found in many plant based foods. EGCG belongs to the family of catechism.
It contains 3 phenol rings and has very strong antioxidant properties