Banana peel extract has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing potential - A review

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P. Anandhi, S. Rajeshkumar


Nutrients and bioactive compounds in fruits are essential to lead a healthy life. The consumption of fruit has increased worldwide to acquire prevention from disease. Banana peel wastes are highly seasonal and perishable but considered as environmental nuisance. Every year, considerable quantities of banana peels are equivalent  to 40% of the  actual weight of fresh bananas and often generated as waste. Recently, researchers gained huge attention on biomedical applications such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer activity of banana peel to reduce the cost increase  in healthcare industries.  The current analysis recaps the biomedical applications and its utilisation as new biomaterial for wound healing applications.

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