Most people know about papaya as a tropical fruit, but aren’t aware about its health benefits. Besides being delicious, papaya is a powerful healing ingredient that can treat a variety of diseases, infections and conditions. Knowing its benefits and taste, it’s no wonder that the great Christopher Columbus named it “the fruit of the angels”.
According to experts, papaya is a powerful remedy that can treat dengue fever, skin problems, indigestion and various types of cancer. Here are its main health benefits:
Heartburn and indigestion
Papaya leaves are a great remedy against intestinal bacteria that may be causing stomach problems. The leaves are rich in carpaine, a compound that can kill any kind of bacteria. The tropical fruit also contains papain, protease and amylase enzymes which can break down protein, carbs and relieve any kind of problem in the gastrointestinal tract. The leaves of the fruit can also relieve inflammation and heal gastric ulcers, while drinking papaya tea regularly can soothe problems such as intestinal inflammation or inflammatory bowel disease.
A natural laxative
Papaya leaves tea has for years been used as a natural laxative that can easily treat constipation and other digestive problems.
Papaya leaves are an effective remedy against fungal skin infections, acne scars, warts and even freckles.
Papaya leaves contain more than 50 various amino acids such as glutamate acid, phenylalanine, lysine, tryptophan, histidine, cysteine, alanine, proline, aspartate and threonine which can improve the quality of your skin and resolve numerous problems.
Many experts agree that papaya leaves tea is a highly effective treatment against dengue fever, a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus which can have fatal consequences.
Boil 6 papaya leaves in a liter of water for 15 minutes, then leave the tea to cool down and drink a glass 3 times a day to relieve menstrual pain.
Mix a handful of dry papaya leaves with a bit of water in a blender, then apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it to work for a couple of minutes. Rinse with water in the end and repeat the process every day for best results.
Papaya against cancer
Papaya leaves contain a milky sap that can treat and prevent various types of cancer thanks to the high acetogenin content. According to a Japanese study, they are pretty efficient alternatives for chemotherapy and work just as well without the horrible side-effects. Many patients have been able to boost their longevity with papaya leaves tea after a fight with cancer, and some have been able to completely eliminate the disease.
According to another study, papaya leaves contain special compounds that can stop the spread of cancer and are especially effective against breast, cervical, liver and lung cancer. The more concentrated the tea, the better your chances of defeating the disease.
For best results, experts recommend boiling 10 fresh papaya leaves in ½ a gallon of water. Leave the tea to cool down afterwards, then keep it in a glass jar in a fridge and drink as much of it as you can.