in the body. It removes the excess fat from the liver and reduces cholesterol level in the body. It
contains certain Amino Acids which prevents the fat accumulation in the liver. This helps in
curing High Blood Pressure. Consumption of Finger Millet gives iron to the body. This helps to
treat Anemia. It provides a relaxing effect on the body, mind, and soul. Thus, is an effective
remedy to cure Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia. Its regular intake provides energy to the
body. It is a healthy diet for lactating mothers. It increases the hemoglobin levels in women and
improves the milk production (Chethan and Malleshi, 2017).
On the other hand, plantain has long been considered by herbalists to be a useful remedy
for cough, wounds, inflamed skin or dermatitis, and insect bites (Mohapatra, Mishra and Sutar,
2018). Bruised or crushed leaves have been applied topically to treat insect bites and
stings, eczema , and small wounds or cuts. It was considered by herbalists to be a gentle,
soothing expectorant and additionally to have a mild astringent effect said to help
remedy hemorrhoids or bladder infections with mild amounts of blood in the urine (Kanazawa
and Sakakibara, 2016). Plantain is cultivated in many tropical countries of the world, and it is
known to be rich in iron, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and serotonin (Folayan and Bifarin, 2017).
In folklore medicine, unripe plantain is useful in the management of diabetes, treatment
of anemia, and liver disorders (independent of diabetes) (Jimmy and Okon, 2012). Although the
antidiabetic potentials of unripe plantain on animal models have been reported Ojewole and
Adewunmi, (2013), the biochemical basis of its folkloric use in the management of diabetes and
liver dysfunctions has not been fully investigated. In addition, there is paucity of information in
literature on the effect of unripe plantain on hepatic dysfunction arising from diabetes or other
sources (alcohol, viral hepatitis or demographic factors) (Iweala, Obichi and Omotosho, 2018).
Since the incidence of hepatic complications arising solely from diabetes mellitus is gradually on