Bananas and banana products can be many things: sweet, good for polishing silver, delicious, effective insect repellents, healthy. But did you know banana peels are also extremely useful? They can help with everything from whiten teeth to repel insects.
Read on to find out more
1. Whiten Teeth
Put to better use the mega bucks you give your dentist to whiten your teeth. Start by buying a banana.
The chemicals in the peel will whiten the teeth for you. Just rub the peel into your pearly whites for at least two minutes every day.
2. Buff Silver
Feel a need to polish your silverware? First, blend banana peels and water into a paste. Next, dip a rag in the paste and buff away. To finish, rinse, then, dry.
9. Soothe Bruises
Use banana peels on bruises as unconventional Band-Aids. Granted, you will be laughed at. But, the inside of a banana peel reduces inflammation and accelerates healing.
10. Get Rid of Wrinkles
Wrinkles form faster in dry, sick skin. Give your skin a regular face-lift with the inside of a banana peel. It will remain both moisturized, healthy, and wrinkle-free.
11. Treat Hemorrhoids
Simply blend banana peels and witch hazel, and apply the paste to the affected area for at least 30 minutes. Repeat until the hemorrhoids disappear.
12. Blot Out Ink Stains
Ink stains are tough to remove, especially those on the skin. But, no stain is too tough for a banana peel. Rub a peel on one to find out.
13. Push Out Splinters
Plucking out a splinter is almost as painful as getting one. That is, if you do not have a banana peel nearby. Rub it on the affected spot to soften the skin. Plucking out the splinter is now easy and painless.
14. Elevate Your Mood and See Better
To extract mood-elevating and vision-enhancing chemicals trapped in banana peels, boil the peels in water and drink the water.
15. Seal Scratches in a DVD
This bizarre remedy actually works: Rub a banana peel on a scratched CD or DVD disk. Now wipe the disk with a cloth and you are done.
16.They help treat migraines and headaches.
If you are looking for a natural way to treat your migraine, look no further than your fruit basket. A banana peel across the forehead and across the back of the neck can help relieve headaches! This is due to the potassium in the peel.
- Put the banana peel in the freezer for an hour.
- Apply one line of peel to your forehead and one to the back of your neck.
- Leave it on until it becomes warm.
- Repeat if you still have a headache with additional cold peels.
17. Cure A Wart
This is one of the simplest remedies of the banana peel. Because of the anti-inflammatory and pH balancing properties, the banana peel helps to remove warts and prevent new ones. Rub the peel on the wart(s) and tie a piece of the peel on to leave overnight. They are frequently used to assist clear warts more quickly.
18. Feed Livestock
Farm animals will love you if you feed them leftover banana peels occasionally. Any animal, for example rabbits, cows, pigs or even goats can eat them. Besides, some studies performed on chickens show that banana peels can improve the overall health of the animal; in terms of weight, liver health and cholesterol levels. Start cutting down on those high medical costs for your animals by feeding them banana peels.