Banana peel is so useful in many different things. Banana peel contains antifungal, antibiotic and enzymatic properties. It is high in vitamins B6, B12, magnesium and potassium. Plus, they are moist and they are nutritious.
If you live in America, maybe you are tossing the banana peels into your trash. But on the other hand, a lot of people in other countries (as India) are taking advantages of their nutritional benefits for centuries.
Even though a banana’s flesh is sweet and soft, the skin is fibrous, thick, and a little bitter. If you want to consume the peel, you may either blend it into various smoothies, or bake, boil, or fry them for about 10 minutes. In this way you will make the peel easier to digest and chew, as the heat will break down the skin’s fiber and will loosen up the tough texture.
Read why consuming banana peel is good for your body:
Brighten up houseplants
Do you have dusty or dingy leaves on your houseplants? Do not bother to mist them with water that just spreads the dirt around. Rather, wipe down each leaf with the inside part of a banana peel.
A great alternative to shoe polish is a banana peel. You should rub your shoe with the inside of the peel. After that, buff the shoes with a soft cloth. Bananas are full of potassium, and also the shoe polish contains potassium. Your shoes will last longer, because the natural oils of banana soak into the leather.
You can rub the banana peel over a certain area every night before sleeping, in order to reduce irritation and inflammation, as well as prevent outbreaks.
The potassium in banana peel is thought to help whiten the teeth. You should choose a banana that seems just ripe, because that is when the levels of potassium are optimal.
Rub the inside of the peel alongside your teeth until they get completely coated in the banana paste.
You should apply for about 2 minutes, and then leave the paste to stay for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, brush your teeth with toothpaste in order to remove the residue.
Banana peel can also eliminate warts. Apply a piece of a banana peel on the wart and protect it with a bandage, or you can just rub the inner side of the peel on the pretentious area.
You should rub a banana peel on bug bites in order to reduce itching and calm your skin.
In just a couple of days the banana peel can also cure psoriasis. Scrub some banana peel on the affected area twice a day. It also has the abilities to relieve itchiness, moisturize the skin, and cure psoriasis in just a few days.
Rashes and itches
You can utilize banana peel for relieving rashes and itches. Just rub a banana peel over the painful area 2 times a day until is completely gone.
Because of the high potassium content it can help you heal the root cause of your pain. Take the banana peel and hold it through the forehead and the back of the neck.
Helps with hemorrhoids
The peel of this amazing fruit is amazingly effective in case of hemorrhoids. All you have to do is to scrub the peel on the affected area for about five minutes, 4 to 5 times per day.
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