Banana is a dining table regular all over the world. Because it is available all year round, it easily became a dessert favorite among other fruits. Not only that it is delicious, it also has a lot of nutritional benefits to offer.
When we eat a banana, we often disregard its yellow packaging or its peel and throw it away, having no use for it. However, do you know that instead of throwing them in the trash, there are a lot of uses to a banana peel? Read on.
1. Wart remover
Are you sick of your annoying warts? Sure, there are home remedies to remove warts, but do you know that a banana peel works just the same? All you need to do is cut a portion of the peel and cover the area with warts. Secure it with adhesive tape and leave overnight. Repeat this until the warts are gone.
2. Shoe polisher
If you ran out of shoe polish, all you need is to rub the inside of the peel to your leather shoes, then wipe with a clean cloth afterwards. Instant shine!
3. Rose fertilizer
Since banana peels are good for compost, they can be also fertilize roses.
4. Relieves mosquito bite
Even though there is no scientific study to back this up, people claim that using banana peel on mosquito bite can help relieve the swelling and itchiness.
5. Splinter remover
If you have a problem with splinters, you can put banana peel on the affected area and leave it overnight as it will soften the skin and will make it easier to remove the splinter.
6. Acne treatment
Got acne problems? Rub the inside of a banana peel to your face for 10 minutes and leave it for a while. Do not wash your face immediately to let the banana peel effect do its work.
7. Whitens teeth
If you want to have whiter teeth, rub the inside of a banana peel to your teeth for two minutes and leave for 10 minutes. Do this before brushing your teeth. Make sure to choose a banana with the right level of ripeness.
8. Prevents wrinkles
Consider banana peels as part of your beauty regimen. It can take care of your wrinkles since it is rich with vitamin C and other antioxidants. Simply rub the inside of the peel on your lines and watch it do wonders on your skin.10. Silver polish
Since banana peels can polish your leather shoes, it can do the same to your silverware. All you need to do is to blend the peels with water and use it as silver polish.
9. Controls aphids
Chop some peels and put them around your plants. For some reason, aphids seem to hate bananas.
10. Removes bruises
If you have bruises, you can remove them quickly by rubbing the peel on your bruise and leaving it overnight.