10. There’s magic and healing inside a banana peel
Did you know that if you rub banana skin on a mosquito bite it reduces the itching and swelling and is far more effective than those off-the-shelf creams? Banana peels are also great in helping wounds and skin abrasions heal faster as they are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and B6, which all help the skin heal quicker.
The inside of peels also has a great whitening effect on teeth, helping to clean away plaque, sugar and bacteria. Also, the pulpy side of peels can also remove warts…containing a substance called mucilage, applying it to the infected spot overnight for a few weeks will remove the wart with no need for expensive doctors or unnatural chemicals.
Then believe it or not you can use banana peels inside your home to help with all sorts of household tasks such as using the peel as a gentle abrasive to remove stains or marks off household surface. If you mess ink from a pen on yourself, the natural oils of the banana peels draw out the ink from your skin, allowing for easy removal. Also if your leather shoes or bag is looking a bit dull and sad, merely rub the banana peel over the surface and then buff with a soft cloth to help restore its natural luster.
Banana peels when dried are rich in potassium and make a great poison to chase away pests in a garden; the potassium is also great for the soil and the roots of the plants you are protecting so you can use them to create your own compost.