Bananas are a healthy snack. Firstly their convenience makes them very appealing as a snack-on-the-go. In addition they are nutrient-rich, containing Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, manganese and potassium as well as being high in fiber. They can help protect against heart disease, osteoporosis, blindness and diabetes, they combat depression, help digestion, they can reduce PMS, build your immune system.
Have you ever considered the many uses of the banana peel? The peel and pulp of ripe bananas have antifungal and antibiotic properties, which protect the plant against fungal and bacterial infections. Banana peels can also protect us through its medicinal properties. Some home remedies include the following:
Psoriasis - The inside of the peel should be rubbed on the affected area for a natural treatment. Initially the area will become red, however with persistent use, the difference caused to the skin will be noticeable.
Acne treatment - Rub the inside of the peel on the affected area. After regular use of the peel, the acne will no more be visible. It is best to rub the peel at night, before going to bed for better effect.
Poison Ivy - Rub the inside of the peel on the affected area. After some time you will see that the itching, redness and inflammation will disappear. In some cases, you will have to apply the peel again or tape the peel to the affected area(s).
Warts - Rub the inside of the peel on the wart every night for 7 to 10 days. Alternately you can try to tape the peel on the warts overnight. This plantar wart treatment may take about 15 days.
Beautiful supple skin - Rub the inside of the peel on your face before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and wash it the next morning with warm water. Allergies, skin irritation and skin bruises can also be treated with its use.
Mosquito bites - Tape the peel on the affected area and leave it overnight. The chemicals in the skin will help in getting rid of the itching sensation.
Wounds - Heal wounds faster with banana peel, especially knee injuries. Rub directly on affected area or tape the peel to the wound overnight, washing with warm water in the morning. Repeat daily.
Splinter removal - Tape on the affected area. The peel will help in dissolving the splinter or it will work the splinter out.
Silverware and leather polish - Avoid harsh chemicals and use banana peels instead. It is best to perform a patch test before you use it. Apply in a circular fashion then buff off with a soft cloth.
Whiten your teeth by polishing them with a banana peel...?
There are dangers associated with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening procedures so this seems like a perfect alternative. Some people claim that regularly rubbing the inside of the banana peel on their teeth helps in whitening the teeth. The peel should be rubbed on the teeth in a circular motion. Using a peel everyday, the effects of teeth whitening should be seen in about two weeks. Here are better instructions in how to do it. Give it a try.