Bananas are a delicious exotic fruit which can provide your body with enough energy for intense workouts – this is why many of the world’s best athletes adore the fruit. We all know about the great health benefits of tropical fruits, but did you know that banana peel can help you get rid of numerous skin conditions such as warts, wrinkles and acne? The peel also provides an analgesic effect which is great for relieving psoriasis. Here are several amazing banana peel uses you have never heard of!

  1. Teeth whitening

Instead of using chemical-laden expensive teeth whitening products, rub a banana peel on your teeth every day for 5 minutes and it will provide results in only a week!

  1. Removes skin warts

Cut a piece of banana peel and put it on your wart, then secure it with a bandage and leave it to work overnight. Repeat the treatment every night before going to bed until you notice improvements.

  1. Acne and wrinkles

The banana peel is full of antioxidants and anti-aging substances that can hydrate your skin and give it a youthful glow. Rub a part of banana peel over the affected area to relieve the inflammation and irritation, and repeat the process until you have eliminated all the acne and wrinkles.

  1. Psoriasis

As we mentioned before, a banana peel is an effective solution against psoriasis. Just rub the peel on the affected area twice a day and the results will be noticeable soon.

  1. A powerful analgesic

If some of your body parts is aching, rub a banana peel on it and you will feel how the pain goes away.

  1. Weight loss

Bananas are rich in potassium, but the mineral is more concentrated in the peel (about 40%). Potassium is crucial for weight loss – it accelerates your metabolism so you can burn more calories during training and provides the muscles with enough energy to keep you going.

The banana peel also contains more fiber and vitamins A and B than the fruit itself. Fiber also promotes weight loss as it makes you feel full for longer, which is why you need to start eating more bananas every day.

Here’s a simple recipe for weight loss which works like magic:


4 green banana peels

A teaspoon of turmeric

Some salt

2 teaspoons of coconut oil

Half a teaspoon of black-eyed peas

Half a teaspoon of mustard seeds

2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut (grated)

Lime juice (from one lime)


Slice the peels into small pieces and boil them in water with a pinch of turmeric and salt, then simmer the mixture for 5 minutes once it reaches the boiling point. In the end, drain the mixture and save the water for later use.

Next, you need to cook the black-eyed peas – if you’re using fresh peas, cook them in water until they’re tender, or rinse and dry the peas if you’re using a canned product. Now, heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add the mustard seeds and continue heating until they pop. Add the boiled black-eyed peas in the end, stir and cook for another 5 minutes, then remove the mixture from the heat and add the grated coconut. Add salt to taste and that’s it!

Green or yellow banana peel?

You should know that ripe bananas contain a high amount of cancer-fighting substances which can stimulate your white blood cell production. However, if you want to lose weight, it’s best to go with green banana peels. They are more effective and contain probiotics which improve your digestive health, and green banana peels also increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine as well.

If you’re thinking of how you’re supposed to eat a banana peel, we have the answer! Just make this delicious morning smoothie – blend one banana peel, then add cinnamon, coconut milk, ice and any other fruit you like. For this method, a yellow, ripe banana peel works better as it gives a nice banana flavor to the smoothie. You can also prepare a banana tea by boiling the peels in water for 10 minutes, then straining and drinking a cup of the tea. Add some honey if you like your tea sweet.

Green bananas are better for cooking – you can use them for chutney or curry, or even use them instead of potatoes. Use your imagination and we’re sure you’ll think of a nice recipe. Of course, always using organic bananas for any recipe you like goes without saying.