Banana Peel Revealed

I heard about this last week and was piqued enough to give it a shot.  Instead of cleaning your indoor plants with a damp cloth or anything else conventional, try a banana peel instead.   I tried it and it works beautifully.

Here’s what the plant looked like before I cleaned it.  Dusty, I know. More like dirty.

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I’ll admit it.  I don’t get to the plants all that often.  But that’s already changed.  I need more house plants now.

Look at this plant five minutes AFTER the banana peel rubbing.


I’m not sure if I wiped every leaf, but this is one shining, healthy-looking plant.   The banana peel is the perfect size.  It covers the width of each leaf.

I tried it on another plant with bigger leaves.  It’s actually quite simple.

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Rub the plant with this side of the banana.   I used one section at a time and rubbed it into the nooks of this plant, too.  You’ll have to trust me.  It was really dusty.

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Ta Dah!

Check out what Nora Dunn, of has to say about all the incredible uses of a banana peel.   You’ll never look at banana peels the same way again.

According to Nora, these peels are full of antioxidants and have plenty of restorative powers like getting rid of a headaches, speeding up the healing of bruises and relieving poison ivy, just to name a few.  Check out this youtube video about banana peels and teeth whitening. She has about the whitest teeth I’ve ever seen.  It’s just 1:59 minutes.

I’m most definitely going to try this on my teeth. I’ll report my findings in a couple of weeks.

I’m down to three bananas in the house.  They are looking rather old.   Tomorrow, I’ll post my banana bread recipe. The one with flax seed.   It’s the perfect complement to Russian Tea (posted in Recipes).

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