Papaya is native to South America where it has spread to many tropical and sub tropical countries. It is a herbaceous tree with a simple stem, growing up to 2-5 meters, with palmate leaves.
Medicinal properties of papaya
It has alkaloid substances, potassium as the main mineral, malic acid, pepsin like substances papin and vitamins A B C.
Useable parts of papaya
- The leaves
- The seeds
- The fruit
Medicinal Uses of papaya
Advantages of papaya leaves for diabetics
Studies have shown the positive effect of the leaves. Papaya leaves is effective in reduction of blood sugar and cholesterol in rats with diabetes significantly. The leaf extract is good in increasing the insulin sensitivity, and helps regenerate the islet cells in the pancreas and protects them from damaging free radicals.
It is good in the protection of the liver, kidneys and improves its function. Papaya leaf juice can be considered a good drink for the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
Squeeze a handful of the leaves in a cup of water and drink a glass thrice daily. This helps normalize sugar level.
Advantages of papaya for ulcer
A wholesome and unripe pawpaw cut or quartered into several units with the back seed and soaked in 4-5 liters of bottles of water, for 96 hours or 4 days, is very effective for ulcer. The liquid can be refrigerated, and taken 3 times daily.
It is observed that papaya leaf enzymes help in digestion of gluten. It also protect against stomach ulcers, experts from the Livestrong Health Portal say
Lots of antioxidant compounds based in papaya leaf, protects the organism from damage and act immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory.
Papaya leaf could also, be the most interesting part. Consumption is best when taken as a tea. They can also be found in capsules and powder.
Through a research, The University of Florida research found that papaya leaf contains agents that destroy cancer cells. This is mostly effective on cervical cancer, prostate, liver, breast and lung cancer
It should be noted that these studies were noted during results obtained from cell cultures or laboratory animals and are still preliminary.
How to make papaya leaf juice and how to drink it
Put cleaned papaya leaves in a blender.
Add some water and blend.
Sieve, and its ready for use.
Place the juice in glass bottles and store it in the refrigerator. You need to drink the juice within 4 to 5 days.
Do not drink water as soon as the juice is taken immediately.Let the juice do its work
About 50ml a day of this juice is plays a good role in raising the blood count of the platelet count.