Why Should You Keep Your Banana And Orange Peels?


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Your fruit peels contain some of the most incredible nutrients. They could come handy in many ways, if used appropriately. Banana and orange peels have both medicinal and practical uses that are unknown to most. Let’s have a look at the benefits these two fruit peels have.

Uses of Orange Peels:

Always try sticking to organic oranges, and if not you could use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 cup of water to help remove almost any pesticide remaining within the outer peel.

1. Improves Digestion: According to Ayurveda, Orange peel is bitter and it helps remove sluggishness in the abdomen. It helps in perking the appetite. It also helps remove gas, acidity, heartburn and vomiting. Orange peels also contain Essential oil d-limonene that has the ability to defuse stomach acids and maintain normal intestinal movements.

2. Insomnia: Orange peels contains essential oils that are sedative in nature and can be used to calm nerves and induce sleep. Use orange peels in baths or simmer in a pot for uplifting your mood and drive away insomnia.

3. Bad Breath: Instead of using a mouth freshener, chew on an orange peel to fight against bad breath. 

4. Hangover Cure: After a night of heavy drinking, orange peels could come of great use for your hangover. Mix orange peel and salt in boiling water for 20 mins. Drink this mixture once kit cools to cure your hangover.

5. Dandruff Cure: Grind orange peel with water and leave it overnight. Apply this onto the hair to get rid of dandruff. This also helps to condition and cleanse.

6. Great for the skin: Orange peels can help you get rid of  blackheads,  dead cells, acne, pores, blemishes, dark circles, dry skin, and brighten your face.You could also use this as a tan remover by applying this with milk or curd. Also, rub it on your nails to make them shine. 

Uses of Banana Peels:

1. Teeth Whitening: Rub the insides of the banana peel once per day for about two weeks teeth stains and whiten them without using harsh chemicals.

2. Shoe Polish: Banana peels can be great to shine and polish your leather shoes. Simply rub the soft inside of a piece of ripe peel over the leather to refresh, clean, and shine!

3. Remove Warts: Banana peels can be great for removing warts and also working as a prevention method for them.  Simply tape (or otherwise fasten) a piece of banana peel to the wart overnight for about a week. Alternately, you can just rub the banana peel on the affected area daily.

4. Headaches: Yes, banana peels can be great for headaches. Just place the banana peel across your forehead and your headaches will reduce.

5. Wrinkles: Banana peels have amazing healing properties. When applied to skin, it can reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin.


Edited by Pragya Sharoff

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Rachel Fawn Mashburn
Rachel Fawn Mashburn 5pts

You just clean and break a whole banana in to, making sure you pull down some of the peel. Boil 3 or 4 cups of water. When it starts to boil, drop the nanner in, and turn down the heat to medium. Simmer for 45 minutes. I made batches when I went through a rough sleeping patch, cause it takes so long.

Rachel Fawn Mashburn
Rachel Fawn Mashburn 5pts

Banana peel tea is the best sleep med out there. One cup and lights out.

Upjeet Singh
Upjeet Singh 5pts

but for how long you can keep the peels because after some time they start to get dry please let me know...

Elle Coffin
Elle Coffin 5pts

I really don't need help to "perk up" my appetite!!!

Baba Singh
Baba Singh 5pts

कृपया हिन्दी मे भी दे

Dee Knees Jgj
Dee Knees Jgj 5pts

In Trinidad we make orange Peel tea with the dried skins

Diane Vigil
Diane Vigil 5pts

Banana peel good for teeth , helps clean teeth .

Lisa Bailey
Lisa Bailey 5pts

Banana peels are great fertilizer for Staghorns!!

Ivette Lazu
Ivette Lazu 5pts

The banana peel is great for rose bushes as an vitamin i have lots of beautiful blooms \U0001f490

Carol A. Lewanda
Carol A. Lewanda 5pts

I believe it said place it on your forehead. Read the whole article to double check.

Carol A. Lewanda
Carol A. Lewanda 5pts

Who would have thought a banana peel would help with a headache.

Gloria Bemos
Gloria Bemos 5pts

Orange peel i use it for refreshing in the house i boil it with water until the smels of the orange come out.

Upjeet Singh
Upjeet Singh 5pts

wow amazing information thanks for sharing...

Shirley Germain
Shirley Germain 5pts

i put vinegar and peels in a jar and store in cabinet for a couple weeks,then pour in spray bottle.

Roxana Cruz
Roxana Cruz 5pts

Just don't step on the banana peel or you can reverse all the benefits of the above advices.

Linda Rath
Linda Rath 5pts

Wow. I ain't going to throw cm thrm away right away