10 Surprising Uses For Banana Peels

10 Surprising Uses For Banana Peels

Over 100 billion bananas are consumed across the world each year and in the United States the average person consumes 27 pounds of bananas a year. That’s a lot of banana peels being thrown in the trash, and ultimately dumped into landfills. The next time you eat a banana, consider using the peels in one of these surprising ways before tossing them in the trash.

1. Wart remover – banana’s are stocked with potassium, and so are the peels. If you rub the inside of a banana peel on a wart continuously each evening for one to two weeks, the potassium will eventually make the wart disappear.

2. Teeth whitener – the potassium and magnesium found in banana peels serve as a natural tooth whitener. Simply rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for around two minutes then gargle with salt water each night and you will see results in a couple of weeks.

3. Headache cure – the next time you get a headache, try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your forehead and the pain should begin to subside.

4. Rash reliever – rub the inside of a banana peel over a rash or bug bite to soothe the itch and help it heal faster. This also works well for relieve from psoriasis.

5. Meat tenderizer – no one likes tough and dry meat, so to make sure your meat stays moist and juicy toss a banana peel into the roasting pan the next time you cook.

6. Silver polish – put a banana peel and some water in a blender and mix together to create a paste. Use the paste to polish tarnished silver and make it shiny again.

7. Plant food – soak a banana peel in water, then add more water to the banana water and use to fertilize plants.

8. Bruise healer – Rub the inside of a banana peel over a bruise to help it heal faster. For even faster healing, tape the peel against the bruise over night.

9. Wrinkle reducer – rub the inside of a banana peel against wrinkles to help reduce their appearance and help prevent future ones from forming.

10. Acne treatment – to help treat acne, rub the inside of a banana peel against the blemishes for around 10 minutes. Don’t wash your face afterwards as the healing powers found in the banana will continue to work overnight.

 

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