Don’t throw away the banana and the orange peel!! You can use them and they have the most powerful nutrients in the world!! You might don’t know but the peels can also be used in the medical and in the practical way. So here is some information about the peel you might want to read and remember about.

Orange Peel

It`s always best to choose organic food, like oranges as well. And if by some chance you have bought oranges and you don’t know if they are organically grown or not, you can clean them by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a cup of water to remove all the pesticides.

Most of the nutrients are found in the skin of the Orange peel and the Apple peel. The author of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, Rebecca Wood, said that only one medium orange contains over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phyto-nutrients. You can use them for your health, for your skin and even for the home as well. We can see here how we can use them differently thanks to Dr. Jaishree Bhattacharjee.

Orange Peels for medical purposes

According the doctor the orange peel is bitter and can help the digestion process while speeding the metabolism on its own. You can beat gas, heartburn, vomiting and other acidic eructation with it. It can help you relieve nausea and perk your appetite.

You can use the orange peel powder to dissolve the phlegm in the respiratory system, alleviate cough and asthma. This is thanks to the pacifying properties that the orange peel has.

The orange peel essential oils have anti-microbial and anti- inflammatory properties as well. The essential oil known as “d-limonene” can defuse the stomach acids and maintain the normal movements of the intestines. It can also help with maintaining normal liver functioning.

If obese, you can consume orange peel and can lower your cholesterol level as well as the level of triglyceride in the blood. The flavonoid named hesperidine in the orange peel can help the fight against colon cancer and osteoporosis.

You can use the essential oils from orange peel to calm your nerves and induce sleep if necessary. You can add them to your bath or simmer in a pot to uplift your mood and beat insomnia.

Orange Peels for beauty

If you are one of those people that have oily skin you can rub the orange peels on your skin gently. The peel will balance the oil on the skin making it smoother and softer.

You can use dried orange peel beads to naturally remove dead skin cells and blackheads gently.

Remove the blemishes and dark spots with the orange peel as well.

The orange peel can help against pimples and acnes, because of its anti inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.

If you want your house to smell like oranges you can boil few orange peels in water in if desired you can add some clove or cinnamon. This will remove the musky and damp odor from the house.

Use the Orange peels for cooking

You can add the orange peels to many meals and enhance its taste and flavor. It is better to use organic oranges for this cooking part.

If your brown sugar has got humidity, you can place one half of orange peel in the bag and see the humidity go away. Make sure to put dry orange peel.

The vitamin C in the peels can boost the immune system if you add them to the candies and cakes you make. They can improve the appetite and give a tasty flavor.

Banana Peels

Use bananas that are organically grown so that you reduce the pesticide levels that you might digest. You can even try to wash them like described above if you are not sure about them.

The peels from banana have antioxidants, minerals and vitamins so they can help in many cases and can help the cells in the body to regenerate. Here are some effective uses of the banana peel and you might know more. So if you have more uses please write about them in the comment section below the article.

Filtering the water

The banana peels can absorb the lead and the copper from the water. This was confirmed by some research.

Bug Bites

You can use the banana peel to speed up the healing properties of bruises because of its regenerative properties.

Whitening the teeth

If you rub the teeth with the inside of the banana peel for a couple of minutes every other day, in few weeks you will notice whiter teeth.


If you have warts you can eliminate them with the help of the banana peel. Strap a piece of banana peel to the wart overnight for a week or rub the banana peel on the affected area during the day. This can be helpful for the plantar warts as well. You can also use the potato skin for this thing.

Scrapes and Scratches

You can help the scratches or small cuts to heal faster by rubbing a banana peel on to it.


Tape a piece of banana peel over a splinter for a couple of hours and use the enzymes in it to dislodge the splinter and help the healing process.


You can use the banana peel to sooth the inflammation and irritation of the acne. It can help prevent other acne outbreaks. Just need to rub the acne every night with the banana peel and see the change in just few days.


If having psoriasis you can rub the banana peel on the affected area and see the difference in just few days. Because of the already mentioned properties of the banana peel it can reduce the itching, moisturize the skin and heal the psoriasis.

Rashes and Itches

If you came across with poison ivy, mild rashes, dry skin, irritated skin and even sunburn, you can use the banana peel to remove the itching and help the healing of the skin. Just rub the affected area twice a day and it will soon be gone. If somehow it is getting worse, make sure you see a doctor.


Just place the banana peel on your forehead and lie down. Let the nutrients in the peel absorb in the skin and do their job.


Apply the banana peel on your forehead, face or cheeks and see how it tightens the skin, shrinks the pores and reduces the wrinkles. Make sure you apply it regularly.


The shine in your home can return if you use the banana peel. You need to remove the stringy parts of the peel and rub the furniture. See it shine!

The last thing I have to add here is to always compost your unused food waste because it makes great organic nutrient –rich soil that can make your plants grow. Next time don’t throw away the peels. Just use them as you wish.

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