Recently, we learnt all about the natural health benefits found in orange peel. And they are numerous, as are those found in a banana peel.

Banana peels are full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, so they can naturally cure many ailments and can aid cell regeneration.

* Water Filtration – Research shows they have a capacity to absorb lead and copper from water. We wouldn’t suggest trying this using the office water cooler + AquAid’s water doesn’t need to be filtered.

Bug Bites – Just rub a banana peel on a bug bite to soothe the skin and reduce the itch.

Bruises – With regenerative properties, banana peel can speed up the healing of bruises.

Teeth Whitening – Rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a couple of minutes every other day, and your teeth could be noticeably whiter in a few weeks.

Warts – Banana peels help eliminate warts and prevent their return. Tape a piece of banana peel to the wart overnight for about a week or rub the banana peel on the affected area daily. This can also work for plantar warts.

Scrapes and Scratches – Rubbing a banana peel on small cuts or scratches can help promote healing.

Splinters – The enzymes help dislodge the splinter and can help kick-start the healing process if you tape a piece of the peel over a splinter for a couple hours.

Acne – A banana peel can soothe the inflammation and irritation of acne. It also helps to prevent future outbreaks. Rub a peel over the acne every night. You should see a positive change within a few days.

Psoriasis – Once or twice a day, try rubbing a banana peel on a psoriasis-affected area. Bananas have properties to reduce itchiness, moisturize, and heal psoriasis. You should see noticeable differences in a few days.

Rashes and Itches – Poison ivy, mild rashes, dry skin, irritated skin and even sunburn. Banana peel is good for relieving itch and promotes healing of the skin. Rub the peel over the rash or affected are twice daily until it is gone.

Whereas immersing orange and citrus peel in water can make for a pleasant, refreshing drink, we wouldn’t suggest the same using banana peels. Nor should you immerse bananas in your water cooler to create naturally flavoured water. It’ll produce an awful mess and most likely you’ll be getting the bill for cleaning out your water dispenser.

*excerpts from an article at Natural Cures Not Medicine