Banana peel can be used for many things. It includes antifungal, antibiotic and enzymatic characteristics. It is loaded with vitamins B6, B12, potassium and magnesium. Also, they are moist and nutritious.
Almost everyone I know throws the banana peel into trash. But people from other countries like India are using banana peel because of its nutritional benefits since ancient times.
We all agree that the banana is one of the tastiest fruits around, but its peel is fibrous, thick and a little bitter. You probably don’t consider the banana peel edible, but if you like to gain its benefits you can add it in your smoothies, boil it, bake it or fry it for about 10 minutes. This will allow you to consume it and digest it easier because the peel’s fiber will be broken down.
By consuming the banana peel you will not only make good thing for your body, but for your environment as well.
Today, bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States. Average American citizen eats 11.4 pounds of bananas. It is very possible that you are having bananas at home right now. So, don’t throw your banana peels next time when you are eating banana because it could be useful for something. Here is why:
Brighten up houseplants
Are your houseplants’ leaves dusty or dingy? Instead of misting them with water that will spread the dirt around your room, you can wipe down the leaves with the inner part of the banana skin. In this way you will remove the grease on the surface and make the leaves shinier.
Banana peels can be very helpful when it comes to shoe polishing. All you need to do is to polish the shoes with the inner part of the skin. Then you can wipe your shoes with some cloth. Did you know that the shoe polish includes potassium? Well, bananas are one of the richest sources of potassium. You will also extend your shoes life because the potassium will soak into the leather.
If you intend to diminish the irritation and inflammation which will prevent acne occurrence you should rub the banana peel over your skin every night before going to bed.
Whiten your teeth
Banana skin is very rich in potassium which is very helpful in whitening your teeth. For this purpose you will need a banana that is just ripe, since this is the time when the potassium concentration is at highest levels.
Just rub the inner part of the peel on your teeth until the banana paste coats them completely.
Apply this paste for 2 minutes and then leave it to work for 10 minutes. Then you can brush your teeth with your toothpaste and remove the remaining.
Remove the warts with banana skin. All you need to do is to apply a piece of banana skin on the wart and fix it with a bandage. You can also just rub the inside part of the peel on the affected surface.
When some bug bites you, all you need to do is to rub the banana skin at the affected area in order to diminish itching and calm the skin.
Banana peel can be found useful in treating psoriasis. It will help you to cure your psoriasis in just 2-3 days. Rub banana peel on the desired area 1-2 times a day. It is capable of reducing itchiness, moisturize the skin and heal psoriasis in just 2-3 days.
Rashes and itches
Reduce the itches and rashes with banana peel quite simple. All you need to do is to rub a banana peel onto the affected area twice a day until the problem is completely solved.
Banana peel will cure the root cause of your headache because of the high concentration of potassium. Hold the banana peel on your forehead and the back of the neck.
Helps with hemorrhoids
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids you can use banana peel for solving this problem. Just rub the banana peel on the affected surface for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day.
Sources: www.naturalhealthyteam.com & www.healthylivinghouse.com