How to Use Banana Peel for Mosquito Bites

banana peel for mosquito bite

The banana peel, which you throw in a dustbin thinking it’s of no use, can actually help you treat acne, mosquito bites and bug bites.

Though mosquitoes are tiny flies, they kill 660,000 to 1,000,000 people annually with malaria. With banana peel you can only relieve from itching, to save yourself from the disease you need to rush to a drug store for a prescribed medicine.

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties residing in banana peel fights itching and inflammation triggered by a mosquito bite. You can use it on a dry skin or acne prone.

Also read: How to use banana peel to treat acne

Glycerin, Cucumber and Rose water and Banana Peel for Mosquito Bite

Glycerin is renowned for its moisturizing and healing properties. As mosquito bite leaves red and inflamed bump, it may be difficult for you to rub banana peel over it. Pour few drops of glycerin over banana peel or peel the inside of a banana peel and mix it with glycerin.

Apart from being a moisturizer glycerin when mixed with rosewater can treat acne and control excess oil. Regular application of glycerin results in radiant and wrinkle free skin.

This mixture forms a protective barrier over your skin and thwarts bad bacteria. Overall it’s a healthy remedy for your skin.

Alternatively, you can add sliced or mashed cucumber to banana peel. Moisturizing properties in cuke will give you an instant relief from itching. Cucumber is packed with antioxidant properties that keep free radicals at bay. You can instantly reduce inflammation using banana and cucumber paste. It’s very simple, peel inside of banana peel with a knife and mix mashed cucumber to it.

Tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) cause burning sensation when they bite. For an instant relief place an ice cube after treating with banana peel. To reduce inflammation and stimulate healing, mix rose water to white substance of banana peel.


You can use banana peel for mosquito bites as a first aid or instant relief from itching. To cure root cause of itching you must visit a physician.

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