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20 Unusual Uses for Bananas

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20 Unusual Uses for Bananas

20 Unusual Uses for Bananas


1. Shoe Polish

Banana peel works great as a shoe polish. Just rub it on your shoes and buff it with a white cloth.


2. Teeth Whitener

Bananas can be used to whiten teeth. You just have to rub the inside portion of its peel on your teeth. It contains magnesium, potassium and manganese which help to whiten your teeth.

3. Face Mask

Banana can be used as a natural face mask to make your skin smoother and softer. Mash the banana into a paste and apply it on your face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off with cold water.

4. Brighten up Houseplants

Wipe the leaves of your plants, which are getting dusty, with the peel of a banana. This will clean the entire gunk on the surface of leaves and make them shinier.

5. Face Scrub

Banana mask

Banana works really well as face scrub. Mix the smashed banana with a tbsp of sugar and make a paste. Then scrub your face with it and feel the difference.

6. Foot care

Pulp of two ripe bananas can repair your cracked heels. Apply the paste and let it dry for few minutes. Then rinse your feet.


7. Hair Loss Therapy

Mix banana with yogurt and apply the paste on your scalp to treat hair loss. Let it dry and rinse it off with cool water.

8. Butterfly Charmer

Instead of throwing away the overripe bananas, make use of them. Place the blackened bananas on the raised platform in your yard to attract the butterflies and birds.

9. Deter Aphids

To deter the aphids, bury the dried or waste banana peels a few inches deep around the base of your aphid-prone plants.

banana peels acne

10. Treat Acne

Rub the banana peels on your acne and get rid of them.

11. Stress Relief

Drinking boiled banana peel water helps to de-stress yourself.

12. Wart Cure

You can cure your wart with the help of banana peels in 1-2 weeks.

13. Meat Tenderizer

By adding banana peel to your roast beef, chicken or even veggies, you can avoid your roast from getting dry and it will add an appropriate amount of moisture to it.

14. Itch Soother

Banana peels help to soothe the rashes, bugs bites and poison ivy.

20 Unusual Uses of Banana

15. Splinter Remover

Banana peels help to ease the splinter out of the skin! You only need to place them on the splinter with an athletic tape for a short time and then try to take the splinter out.

16. Bruise Patrol

By rubbing the banana peels on any bruise you can make it disappear faster.

banana compost

17. Compost

Banana peels add great nutrients to your soil. Therefore, throw them into your compost and make your plants grow better.

18. Beauty Sleep

Eating bananas few hours before you go to your bed will help you get the required beauty sleep and make your skin healthy.

19. Ointment

Rubbing banana peel from inside on the scrapped knees will help them heal sooner.

Banana Peel Message

20. Banana Peel Message

Leave a message for your kids on their banana peel by pricking out letters with a toothpick, the skin will bruise and there will be a dark brown message by lunchtime.

20 Unusual Uses for Bananas

By PositiveMed Team- Costa Rica Office
Reviewed by Nima Shei, MD

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