We lose a lot because of lack of knowledge. More often than not, orange peels are discarded without knowledge of the amazing benefits it encloses.
Orange peels can be used in cooking and making various recipes. They can be infused to make tea. Simply put fresh peels into a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Then, turn off the heat and allow them to steep for an hour. Strain the water, and your tea is ready. Below are other benefits:
They contain higher amounts of certain nutrients like Vitamin C, Flavonoids and other Phytochemicals that are highly beneficial for health. They also contain considerable amounts of Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folates, Niacin, dietary fibre, and nutrients that are vital to health.
To use on skin:
Add crushed orange peels to some water and leave it there overnight. Add this mixture to your hair to help rid yourself of dandruff, while cleaning and conditioning your hair at the same time.
To make a homemade orange peel conditioner, throw an orange with its peel still attached into a blender, and apply the serum to the full length of your hair.
To make powdered orange peel wash them in warm distilled water, spread the orange peels on a tray and sun-dry. Crush the peels into a fine powder using a blender, food processor, or mortar and pestle. Store your sun-dried orange peel powder in an airtight jar.
Sources: Manipal Hospital, Style Craze, JonBarron, Ba-Bamail, Bellatory.
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