112 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Musa sapientum L. ssp. sylvestris (Family: Musaceae) is a popular edible fruit. Traditionally it has been used to treat intestinal disorders such as diarrhoea and dysentery. This book presents the research carried out on the methanolic extracts of Musa sapientum L. ssp. sylvestris fruit's peel, pulp and seed for potential antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and neuropharmacological activities. It also includes review of previous research works on different plants of Musa genus. In this work, the extracts exhibited promising antidiarrhoeal, antioxidant and neuropharmacological activities. The results of antimicrobial and cytotoxicity tests also support the antidiarrhoeal activity. These results justify and validate the folkloric uses of the fruit in intestinal disorders.