We all know banana to be a fruit with a delicious taste and we also do know that it has lots of essential nutrients like potassium, vitamins and fibre.
Well, banana has some other surprising benefits which you probably didn’t know about.
1. CAN SERVE AS A SHOE SHINER
Ran out of polish? Maybe you should try out some banana peels. Banana contains potassium which is also found in shoe polish, and it has natural oil which can make your shoe shine. All you need do is rub the inside of the banana peel on your shoe and wipe with a clean rag — the result is a shiny shoe.
2. GETS RID OF SPLINTERS
Bananas are also useful against splinters. They contain natural enzymes which can help eliminate splinters off your skin. All you need do is press the banana peels onto the splinter.
3. FOR MOSQUITO BITES
Banana peels also help reduce the itching and swelling of mosquito bites. The banana peel is said to draw out fluids from the mosquito bite.
4. ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS
If you have a garden and want to attract butterflies and birds, all you need is over ripe bananas. Just bore little holes through them to make it accessible to the butterflies, and you would have a garden filled with butterflies and birds.
5. TEETH WHITENER
The potassium in banana is said to have teeth whitening effects. Potassium levels are high in bananas when they are ripe. Wipe your teeth with the inside of a ripe banana peel, leave for a few minutes and brush afterwards to remove the residues. Doing this daily would help whiten your teeth.
6. TREAT WARTS
The potassium in banana is also believed to aid the treatment of warts. Place the inside of the banana peel on the affected area, seal it with a tape and leave overnight. It’s said to have a quick improvement rate.
7. TREATMENT OF BRUISES AND CUTS
The potassium in bananas also helps in the healing process of bruises and cuts.
Now you know that bananas are just bananas.