Record Detail

Catalogue Number DBN 351
Artefact DescriptionPlantain meal - dried plantain ground into flour. Plantain is widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Unlike the banana, the fruit must be cooked before consuming. It is also used to make beverages; the leaves of the plant are woven into mats and bags and in folk medicine, plantain is used to treat a range of ailments such as Digestive System Disorders, Respiratory System Disorders, Infections/Infestations, Mental Disorders and Endocrine System Disorders.
TaxonMUSACEAE Musa paradisiaca
TDWG ContinentSouthern America
TDWG RegionNorthern South America
TDWG Botanical CountryGuyana
TDWG UseFood - Vegetables, Starches