Numerous experts claim that the peels of many fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients than the vegetable of the fruit itself.
For instance, potato peelings are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and multiple minerals, including sodium, potassium, calcium, and iron. Similarly, the peels of bananas and oranges are abundant in nutrients and have a wide range of uses.
However, before we start explaining their potential, we need to tell you a few things about their use. Before you decide to use the orange or banana peels, as well as skins of all other skins, you need to be aware of the fact that most fruits have been treated with pesticides to keep insects at bay.
Even though these pesticides are not used in high amounts, you should clean them in order to prevent various adverse effects.
All you need to do is to add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to a cup of water and use the solution to rinse the fruits, in order to detoxify them.
The skin of bananas is rich in numerous minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, which can be used to treat many illnesses and conditions, as well as to help new cell regeneration. Here are some of the most important properties of the skin of these fruits:
To relieve a terrible headache, just place the banana peel over the forehead and relax, while the nutrients it contains soothe the pain.
Get rid of splinters
To remove splinters, place a piece of banana peel (inside face down against the skin) over the splinter, and the enzymes that it contains will trigger the splinter to dislodge itself and migrate towards the skin surface.
Treat skin issues
Banana peels are especially effective in the treatment of skin conditions like wrinkles, psoriasis, and warts, as well as insect bites. In the case of insect bites, just rub the banana peel onto the affected place to soothe the irritation.
You can also use it to rub warts for a week to treat them, or cover the wart with a piece of the peel and leave it to act during the night.
To treat psoriasis, which causes red, flaky skin rashes covered with silver scales and patches, you should rub a piece of banana peel on the area to relieve the irritation and inflammation. This will provide moisture and if you do the treatment regularly, you will experience significant improvements in a few days.
You can also use the banana peels to treat various other skin issues, including sunburns, irritations, poison ivy rashes, mild rashes, and inflamed skin.
To get the white smile of your dreams, just rub the banana peel against the teeth for a couple of minutes several days in a row.
Due to the potent regenerative properties, the peel of the banana ca speed up the healing of contusions.
Healing small cuts and scratches
To accelerate the process of healing of minor scratches or cuts, just rub the inside skin of the banana on the affected place.
A filtering agent
It has been scientifically shown that the skins of banana scan efficiently purify water from copper and lead.
These peels can serve as a great natural shoe polisher. Just eliminate the stringy parts of the peel and rub it into the area that needs polishing, and it will get a fantastic shine!
The peels of oranges are a real gift from nature! The Ayurvedic medicinal guru Dr. J Bhattacharjee states that the nutrients they contain are extremely effective in both cases, when consumed and when used topically, as well as when used in the home.
The peel from a medium-sized orange contains around 60 flavonoids and 117 various photo-nutrients.
According to the Ayurveda, the skin of the orange tastes “titka”; an Ayurvedic word for “bitter.” These peels can speed up the metabolism, help digestion, treat nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and gas.
Moreover, they stimulate the appetite. Orange peels also dissolve phlegm and soothe and treat asthma attacks. All of these medicinal properties are due t the high content of essential oils, which have powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Furthermore, the essential oil called “D-Limonene” dilutes stomach acids, provides a healthy liver function and supports good intestinal health.
Soothing the nerves and supporting sleep
These essential oils in the orange peels have a potent calming property which soothes the nerves and can help you fall asleep easily.
If you rub an orange peel onto the skin you will restore the balance of the natural oils of the skin, and make the skin soft and smooth. These peels can help you exfoliate the skin, remove the dead skin cells, and treat blackheads.
Moreover, the peels of oranges can help you treat acne and pimples, as they have powerful antifungal, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, and antibacterial properties.
Reduce cholesterol, treat cancer and osteoporosis
According to a recent research, these peelings can be of great help in the case of high cholesterol levels, as it is able to defuse cholesterol and triglyceride. Moreover, they contain a flavonoid “Hesperidine”, which has been found to fend off colon cancer and osteoporosis.
Pleasant scent and flavor
The orange peel has a pleasant scent, which fills the air as soon as you peel the orange. If you boil these peels in a bit of water and add some fantastic favorable spices cloves and/or cinnamon, you will get a healthy and incredibly-smelling drink. Sprinkle a few orange peels over your soup, casseroles, or stews, to add the bitter orange flavor and enrich the taste.
These peels can also be used to prepare delicious candy, high in vitamin C, which can boost your immunity.
Therefore, it is far from wise to throw away the peels of your bananas or oranges, as you can use them in countless ways to promote overall health!