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Health benefits of plantain and its peel

Despite looking like an unripe banana, plantains are starchier and lower in sugar than their sweeter twins and have lots of health benefits too.

Plantain

They are a major staple in West and Central Africa and the Caribbean Islands. They are regularly used in both cooking and creating skincare products. Plantains are starchy, tough and not very sweet. You will need to cook plantains before you eat them, as they don’t taste good when they’re raw, but having them as part of your diet or skincare routine can help you to boost both your internal and external health. In addition to helping you to achieve younger-looking, softer, blemish-free skin. The plantain peel can do great things for your internal health too.

Plantain peel comes with many internal and external health benefits. This why it is such a worthwhile ingredient to include in your skincare regime.

It is very high in vitamin A, allantoin, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin, which all promote wound healing, speed up cell regeneration, and have skin softening effects. It can be used to treat skin disorders and defects, such as wrinkles, skin allergies, and acne, and can reduce scarring as a result.

Rubbing plantain peel against your skin is one way to eliminate wrinkles due to its abilities to tighten and tone the skin.

However, using organic products that contain plantain peel extract offer an easier, more convenient, and perhaps less messy and time-consuming option.

Additionally, the potassium, magnesium and fibre levels contained in plantain are believed to reduce the effects of gout, kidney stones, allergies and many more internal defects. Simply adding this wonder ingredient to your diet can make a noticeable difference in the long run. It also works to draw impurities out of the skin, absorbs any excess oil that could result in blemishes, and refines the skin to leave it looking pure and glowing.

Spiritual purposes, get plantain peels and dry them. Find a bowl and place them inside and let them burn for few minutes inside your room or workplace anytime of the day or night. This drives away evil energy at that place and sacks ghosts too. To use plantain peels for skincare, just dry them and blend or grind them. Mix the powder with any body cream or lotion of your choice and apply it in your body as you usually apply your personal cream or lotion. Now that you know the health benefits of plantain peel, it’s time to try out this fantastic ingredient for yourself.

Source: Kojo Odehe and Fredrick Kofi Deladem Dro (Talking GH)

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