You heard of the benefits of banana. Banana – is an instant energy booster fruit which is available widely across India. It is the powerhouse of nutrients and contains essential vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate, niacin, riboflavin, B6 and B12. It uses in cooking and in natural remedies also.
But have you ever wondered about its peel? Yeah!! peel is equally important as its fruit, it also contains lots of nutrients and carbohydrates and helps in building immunity and fight against infections. It has many qualities which defend us from many ailments and can be used in our daily lifestyle to save our money and time. Hence, they are very propitious for your body and home. So next time think before throwing it.
Now, let’s look around on following benefits and uses of banana peels:
1) Polish – Shoe, Leather and silver polish
You have to go for urgent meeting and your shoe and leather bag needs an urgent shining but your polish is finished. So, in this case you can use the banana peels as a polish, just rub it on the shoe, leather or on silver articles and then buff it with a white cloth. It instantly adds shining to your things.
2) Plant food
Banana peel is also useful to the plants, it can be a great source of nutrients provider to the plant. Just cut the banana peels into small pieces and add it into the water. Soak it for for few days and after few days your water is ready for watering the plant.
Alternatively, you can use it is as a compost by burying the small pieces of banana peel into the soil as it breaks down quickly.
Note: Use peel of organic fruit and make sure that it must be pesticides and chemical free.
3) Teeth whitener
Yellow teeth can be an embarrassing sometime and because of that instead of smiling confidently, it makes you smile Fadely. Banana peel can work as natural teeth whitener as it is a great source of magnesium and potassium which makes the enamles of your teeth white. To use it, rub the inside of the banana peel after brushing for a minute. Do this daily for a week.
Banana peel is a great moisturizer for the skin. It locks down the skin’s hydration and provides potassium to your skin that moisturize dry skin and adds smoothness to your skin. There are two ways to use it.
First, directly rub the inside of the peel on your skin.
Second, mix its powder into your natural lotion. To make a powder, leave the peel under the sun until it gets dry and wrinkle up. And then grind it in a blender.