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Health benefits of Pawpaw.

Health benefits of Pawpaw.

Scientific Name: carica papaya.

Pawpaw benefits in the natural treatment of dyspepsia, constipation,burns, rashes, ringworm, bleeding piles, osteoarthritis, and it helps prevent atherosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes and so on.

Healing properties:

Pawpaw has antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, abortifacient, pugative, and diuretic properties. It protects against macular degeneration, colon, cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other similar condition as it is rich in antioxidants and compounds like isothiocyanate.

Pawpaw promotes digestion and relieves digestion problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation, and upset stomach. The seeds can be used for liver detoxification. Pawpaw benefits in improving the metabolism, boosting immunity and treating anemia. Being rich in fiber, it aids weight loss when taken regularly for atleast three months.

It serves as a natural cure for inflammation of liver and spleen. Also useful in getting rid of urinary problems as well. In addition, regular intake of Pawpaw is valuable in preventing issues like diabetics, heart disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack, e.t.c and it prevents cholesterol oxidation.

Pawpaw has a powerful protein digesting enzyme called papain.

Medicinal uses:

a) Having half a Pawpaw in breakfast relieves constipation. Regular consumption of this fruit can help cure piles.

b) Pawpaw benefits in relieving heartburn during pregnancy by eating a few pieces an hour before meal.

c) when dealing with diarrhea, prepare a concoction by boiling grated papaya in water for about 10minutes. Stain and drink a cup of this solution three times a day.

d) Unripe Pawpaw is helpful is getting rid if urinary problems. Besides you can drink infusion prepared from Pawpaw leaves.

e) Dry some Pawpaw seed for few days, grind them and add a teaspoon of this powder in a cup of warm milk or water. You can also add some honey. Drink this solution in morning to get rid of intestinal worms.

f) Application of Pawpaw pulp as a poultice is useful in healing burns, Applying fresh Pawpaw leaves poultice on sores and ulcers removes the offensive odor produced by wounds.

g) Grind a few Pawpaw leaves and add a tablespoon of honey in the paste. Takin half a teaspoon of this mixture along with water helps treatment of jaundice.

h) Regular consumption of Pawpaw juice helps reduce lung inflammation associated with smoking, whether active or passive.

i) When dealing with throat disorders like inflamed tonsils, drink of juice unripe Pawpaw mixed with honey. It is considered good for lymphatic system.

j) You can use Pawpaw for hair care and conditioning. For this, you need to prepare a mixture by adding a teaspoon of honey and some olive oil in pureed half Pawpaw. Blend this mixture and apply it on damp hair for sometime, finally rinse it out and shampoo your hair.

k) Besides, you can crush tender Pawpaw leaves in water and use the solution as an effective hair conditioner.

l) Benefits of Pawpaw can also be derived by eating about 250g ripe Pawpaw daily in the morning on an empty stomach. Follow this therapy for at least one month to lower blood pressure.

m) Simply applying mashed Pawpaw on skin for 15-20 minutes make the skin soft. Moreover, the milky juice of an unripe Pawpaw can help cure acne naturally over a period of time.

n) Another Pawpaw home remedy for skin care to remove flaky skin involves using combination of mashed Pawpaw, a tablespoon of honey and one-third cup of oatmeal. Apply this homemade face mask for about 10minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

o) Incase you have dry and sensitive skin, prepare a face mask by mixing half a teaspoon each of raw milk, rose water, and honey in half a cup of mashed Pawpaw. Leave the mixture on skin for 15minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Indeed Allah azzawajal has blessed us! Alhamdulillah Ala Kulli Hal.

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Carrie 09/16/2019 20:18

Thanks! Diuretic affect. I enjoyed half a 'just about' ripe paw-paw (my first ever) yesterday. I didn't know about the diuretic affect. I have been passing water to the extreme today. Googled paw-paw trying to find a reason for my perpetually full bladder... Who knew?????

glory 07/22/2019 09:59

nice article! I understand that papaya leaves have many benefits.
and do you know that papaya leaves are organic photosensitizing agents? Check here, http: //news.unair.ac.id/2019/07/22/potensi-daun-pepaya-sebagai-agen-fotosensitiser-organik/
thanks for sharing!

Sarah Tate 06/26/2019 11:50

An interesting and well written Pawpaw article, thank you!!

James Miles 06/13/2019 09:21

Great thanks for this inforamation.

Arthur Cooper 06/08/2019 11:36

Such a great Post!! Thanks for Sharing!!