Most of the time the peel is healthier than the insides of a fruit! Sometimes the peel contains more nutrients than the inside of the fruit. This is the case with oranges and bananas. There are various uses of the peel, medical and practical, of which you probably did not know.
The orange peel, just like the apple’s peel contains many nutritional values. But it is important that the peel has not been contaminated with pesticides. Use organic, or clean the orange peel using a teaspoon of baking soda and water – you need to “dissolve” the fruit about half an hour in the mixture.
Orange peel is proven by research to improve the digestion and the metabolism. It successfully fights against gas, heartburn, acid and vomiting.
The benefits provided by the peel come from essential oils it contains. These oils have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. And help in improving liver function. These essential oils have an impact on the nervous system, so are ideal for calming, mood-elevating and insomnia.
Banana peel is full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Studies have shown that they can successfully eliminate insect bites – just rub that place of the bite with some peel. Banana peel promotes the healing of wounds and bruises on the body. With the help of banana peel you can whiten your teeth, and it also helps with headaches. Ingredients from the peel successfully solved the problem of itching in the skin and the scalp. Psoriasis can also be successfully combated by rubbing a banana peel on the diseased part of the skin.