I have always loved bananas. I know some people that eat copious amounts of them. Bananas are so versatile. They are a great hunger fix, chop and freeze for a morning smoothie or let them go black and toss it in the freezer for when you are ready to make those baked banana goods. These are the obvious things.
Let’s find out the other unusual effective uses. For years, I have been throwing out the peel without knowing the benefits of it.
Let us start with a quick review of the nutritious benefits of the banana:
-A powerhouse of nutrition packed with potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, folate
, niacin, riboflavin
-high in fiber for a healthy heart which could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
-Eases digestion that helps with building up the metabolism of the system.
-contains nutrients and enzymes that help ward of gas and bloating
-feeling anemic? The iron in a banana will come to the rescue.
Below are the 5 Unusual benefits of the banana:
1. Blemish free moisturized skin
Use the banana peel to massage your face in a circular motion until the inside of the peel turns brown. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. The peel contains many antioxidants and lutien
. You can also mash up some banana with raw honey and use as a mask for 15 or 20 minutes. Get ready to glow!
2. Whiten teeth with frugality
Rub your teeth for about two minutes a day. The citric acid in the peels should helps lighten surface stains.
3. Removes splinters
Apparently, the natural enzymes in banana peels can help loosen splinters by pressing the inside of the peel on it up to 30 minutes. This should help bring it closer to the surface and soften the area for easier removal.
4. Removes Warts
Cut a piece of ripe banana peel to cover the affected area using the inside and keep it there overnight with some tape. Medical tape would work the best. I have read that it works but it could take a couple of weeks to a few months. If you are patient and hell bent on doing it Au natural. Please let me know how it turned out.
5. Fertilize Houseplants
After eating a banana, waste not want not, toss it into the watering pot and watch the plants grow. 1 part peel to 5 parts H20.