1. Shining shoes
If you happen to be out of shoe polish, don't
worry. After you've finished eating the banana, use the peel. Remove the remnants of the banana from within and then rub the inside of the peel
on your shoe. To finish, use a paper towel.
2. Kick your smoking habit
The banana can help people stop
smoking. The vitamins B12, B6 and the minerals potassium and magnesium
found in the banana, help the body overcome the effects of nicotine
3. Treating Bunions
Vinegar and cosmetic creams can dry
painful and ugly bunions, but when these aren't available or too
expensive, a banana will also do the trick. Squish the banana and rub it
on the affected area. You can use the peel to rub it on the skin, while
some wrap the inner side of the peel around the bunion and leave it for
4. Soothing stings and bites
The sugars in the banana peel will sooth an itchy and annoying mosquito bite, as well as the redness that accompanies it.
5. A solution for Aphids
Aphids can be very annoying when they
attack your flowers and garden. Take a few pieces of banana peel and
bury them about 1-2 cm deep around the base of the plant. Do NOT use the
fruit itself, or else you will attract even more hungry insects.
6. Eases heartburn
The banana has natural anti-oxidants that may relieve your heartburn. Eat a banana to cool down.
7. Tenderizing meat
If you want to tenderize meat while
thawing it, wrap it in banana leaves. This also works for fish. While
cooking, add a ripe banana to help them soften, and add a sweet flavor
while you're at it.
8. Relieving PMS pain
The B vitamins found in the banana
regulate the levels of sugar in the blood, which directly affects the
general feeling and mood. The potassium in the fruit neutralizes the
swelling and the liquid build-up.
9. Make that hangover go away
After a harsh night of drinking, boil a cup of water and put 2 banana peels in it. Wait for it to cool and drink.
10. Treating bloody hemorrhoids
Steam 2 bananas with the peel, until they soften. Eat on an empty stomach, morning and evening, until relief is achieved.
11. Improving your quality of sleep
Bananas come with a great vitamin B6
boost that helps maintain a normal and functional sleep/Wake mechanism.
Eat a small banana every day to get quality sleep.
12. Substitute for vitamin D
Research shows that a lack in vitamin
D (the one we get from being exposed to sunlight) is a big contributor
to depression. Since during winter this is hard to get, it is
recommended to get your vitamin D elsewhere. Other than milk, fish and
avocado, banana is a great source for that.
13. Return moisture to a tired face
To moisturize your dry skin, use a banana paste to relax the skin.
Here is a simple recipe:
2 spoons of almond oil
1 ripe banana
1 Egg yolk
Mash the banana with a fork and
remove the thick pieces. Add egg yolk and almond oil and mix well. Wash
your face and dry with a clean towel. Then put the mix on your face and
leave for 20 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and dry well.
14. Helps fight anemia
The vitamin B family found in bananas encourage the creation of hemoglobin and help prevent and treat anemia.
15. Whitening teeth
Despite their yellow color, bananas
can actually help whiten your teeth. Research shows that the minerals in
the banana peel, such as potassium and bromine, help whiten the teeth
naturally without leaving damage.
Cut the peel to little pieces, rub
the inner part of the banana in circular motions on the teeth for 2-3
minutes and then don't touch for 15 minutes (don't eat, drink or rinse).
Then rinse well. In a few weeks of this daily treatment you will see