We can see in all the Tamil marriages that they tie banana trees on both sides of the entrance. Also, they will serve food on plantain leaves. Most of us know that having food on plantain leaves is good for health. But, we don’t know the reason for using tying banana trees.
Recently read that, the whole banana tree is a very good killer of germs. For marriages, there will be lot of crowd and if anybody came in contact with any kind of material that can result in poisonous effect, people dont have to run around looking for some germ killer. They can get the juice of the pulp of banana tree. In case of fire accident Plantain leaf is used to wrap the victim.
One of the things that we follow saying it is a “tradition” but actually it is a medicine 🙂