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Not just relieving itching, these are 6 benefits of banana peels

Cilacap – Banana peels are usually only used as animal feed, sometimes they are just thrown away and turned into organic waste. Though banana peels also contain various health benefits.

Based on research journals from Diponegoro University, Semarang, banana peels contain various substances that are useful for the body. In 100 grams of banana peel, there is a water content of 68.90 grams, 0.32 grams of protein, 2.11 grams of fat, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 711 mg of calcium, 117 mg of phosphorus, 1.60 mg of iron, 0.12 vitamin B mg, and vitamin C 17.50 mg.

Apart from these ingredients, banana peels also contain fiber, which is useful for the body. Here are 6 benefits of banana peels for the body, summarized from several sources:

1. Lowering Cholesterol Levels

The fiber content in banana peels can bind cholesterol that is spread in the body. Fiber will inhibit the absorption of cholesterol cholesterol in the body. So that cholesterol will be bound in the intestine and digested out during the defecation process.

Consume banana peels into juice with a mixture of milk or honey regularly so that cholesterol is maintained.

2. Smooth Defecation

Difficulty urinating is often experienced when the body lacks fiber. Apart from consuming the fruit, banana peels can also be consumed so that fiber needs in the body can be quickly resolved. Belender bananas and their skins to facilitate bowel movements.

3. Reduces itchy skin and redness

Quoted from the Healthline.com page, banana peels also contain antioxidants, antimicrobials and anti-inflammatory properties.

Banana peels can be used as first aid for relieving itching, redness due to sun exposure and insect bites.

4. Pain Relief

According to studies from Department of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand published on thaiscience.info, reveals the fact that banana peels contain a lot of anti-inflammatory substances.

The hat is certainly very good for pain relief in the skin. The trick is to simply apply the banana peel directly to the affected area. Let stand for about 30 minutes until the pain is gone. You can also add vegetable oil to make it more effective.

5. Overcoming Insomnia

For people who have dense activities, many experienced insomnia complaints or insomnia. Even though good quality sleep will make the body more productive and optimal in carrying out activities.

Banana peel decoction is believed to contain magnesium and potassium which are effective in relaxing muscles. In addition there are also amino acids that can trigger the hormone serotonin which plays a role in helping to improve mood. This amino acid also generates the hormone melatonin, which helps the body fall asleep.

6. Relieve Headaches

Headaches can be relieved by placing a banana peel on the forehead and head for a few minutes. The potassium content in banana peels is believed to be able to treat headaches.

Place the banana peels in the refrigerator for an hour. After that, put a banana peel on the forehead and back of the neck until the banana peel warms up. Do it one more time if you still feel the headache. []

(Mia Setya Ningsih)