Like Banana? Its Peel Is No Less Beneficial For Our Health; Here Are 9 Reasons For Using Banana Peel

Posted By: Lekhaka

Banana is good we all know, but what about a banana peel? Yes, that too is handy for purposes other than the mischief of throwing it on the pathway to make someone slide.

Banana peels have a lot of benefits for our health, since they have a high content of various vitamins like vitamins B6, B12 and minerals like magnesium and potassium.

Here we shall take a look at 9 health benefits of a banana peel:


1.Whitens Teeth:

Yes, you have read that right! Rubbing banana peel on your teeth for a minute daily will return its glow and save you a decent amount of money.


2.Cures Warts:

Rubbing a banana peel helps in removing warts and preventing new ones. Such an easy treatment, isn't it?


3.Takes Care Of The Eyes:

Banana peel also protects our eyes from the harmful UV radiations. It also reduces the chances of cataracts.


4.Lowers Cholesterol:

The soluble fibre present in a banana peel is helpful in reducing the cholesterol level - the LDL or ‘bad' one.


5.Gives Relief From Pain:

If you are suffering from pain of any kind, rub the peel on the area and leave it on for 30 minutes till you get a good relief. Make a paste of vegetable oil and the peel and apply it to the affected area.


6.Treats Insect Bite:

Bites from insects can cause itching and pain and what's better than banana peels to give an instant relief from that?


7.Treats Pimples:

Massaging the pimples on your face with a banana peel every day also cures them. The result can be seen fast if you do it daily.


8.Improves Mood:

Banana peel contains tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid that is required for the production of serotonin - a brain hormone that boosts mood. The fruit itself also contains serotonin.


9.Treat Wrinkles:

Thanks to their nutrients, banana peels are a good hydrating agent and help in treating wrinkles and other signs of ageing. The antioxidants present in a banana peel, especially in case of the unripe ones, are helpful, as they are known to be an excellent anti-ageing agent.

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Story first published: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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