Bananas are world’s most popular fruits, and they are also on the top of the list of the most widely consumed fruits in the US. They are rich in potassium and pectin. Their high antioxidant content provides a strong protection against free radicals.
Thanks to their vitamin B6 content, bananas have the ability to reduce swelling, prevent Type 2 diabetes, support healthy weight loss, stimulate the nervous system and aid in the creation of white blood cells.
This delicious fruit can be used in the treatment of depression, and also to improve mental abilities, deal with hangovers, relieve morning sickness, prevent kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness.
Use bananas to reduce itchy feeling caused by mosquito bites, and also to give your shoes an amazing shine. Unfortunately, many people focus on eating the sweet fruit and simply dump the peel in the trash.
Banana peel contains great nutrients, and in some cultures it is part of the traditional menu. Same as the fruit itself, the peel is rich in magnesium, potassium, fiber, protein, and vitamins B6 and B12.
It is also packed with bioactive compounds like polyphenols and carotenoids. But, be careful, sometimes the peel is sprayed with chemical-laden pesticides, so make sure you buy fresh, organic bananas or simply wash the peel thoroughly before using it.
When it comes to its health properties, here are some great ways to use banana peels:
1. Remove Warts
You can use banana peels to remove warts in two ways. First, simply rub the inner part of the peel on the wart for two minutes or until it is thoroughly moist.
The other option is to place the peel on the wart and secure it with a bandage. In this way you can keep the peel on overnight. Choose which method works better for you and repeat it until the wart disappears completely.
2. Treat Bug Bites and Skin Irritations (Eczema)
Rub the inside of the peel on the affected skin area. This will keep your skin hydrated for longer. The nutrients in the peel will neutralize the stinging and itching sensation. You can also use the peel as a pain reliever.
3. Whiten Teeth
Rub the inside of the peel on your teeth for 1-2 minutes. Rinse. Repeat the treatment twice a day for a week.
4. Acne Treatment
Simply rub the inside of the banana peel on the infected area for a minute. Repeat the treatment up to three times a day until the condition of your skin improves. The antioxidants in the peel will destroy any bacteria on your skin.
5. Natural Polish
Banana peels give a great shine to many items, ranging from your shoes to your leather furniture and silver. Rub the pithy side of the peel on the area you want polished. Then, buff it using a soft cloth. If you are polishing your silver, blend the peel with some water.
Apply the same method as if you were treating irritated skin (number 2). Rub the peel on the affected area for 5 minutes. Repeat the treatment if necesary, 3-5 times a day. For optimal results, place a piece of the peel on the area and keep it on overnight or during the day.
The peel has strong anti-inflammatory properties and it will reduce any swelling. Same as irritated skin, it will also relieve itching caused by the hemorrhoid.
7. Anti-Aging Treatment (Wrinkles)
Use the inside of the peel to nourish your face and hydrate your skin. The peel will tighten your skin and make it softer. This treatment will also reduce small wrinkles.
Now that you know more about banana peels, make you reserve them for some further use.