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

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

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.

3. Shine Shoes

Shine Shoes

Don’t stop over at a shoe shiners anymore. Polish your leather shoes yourself for a change. After all, the waxy, oil inside of a banana peel does the trick well enough.

4. Repel Insects

Repel Insects

So, destructive aphids have raided your garden? Don’t worry. Place banana peels at the base of affected plants. Now, watch the potassium in the peels repel the bugs.

5. Sooth Insect Bites

Sooth Insect Bites

Stop that bug bite from itching or swelling by rubbing a banana peel on it. The peel is as good an anti-inflammatory remedy as any.

7. Spruce up Your Indoor Plants
Spruce up Your Indoor Plants

Indoor plants, not just your flowers and tomatoes, need some TLC as well. But, resist the urge to dust them with a feather duster. Instead, bring back their shine by wiping their leaves down with a banana peel.

9. Soothe Bruises

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

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

Treat Hemorrhoids

Though they are uncomfortable, painful, and embarrassing, hemorrhoids are also treatable.

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

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

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

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

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.

10 Unusual Ways to Use Banana Peels

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

A spoon scraping the inside of a banana shell

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

several goats in a open field

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.


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