Papaya is a plant.
It is a fruit whose leaves are folk medicine.
Papaya is used for preventing and treating gastrointestinal tract disorders, intestinal parasite infections, and as a sedative and diuretic.
It is also used for nerve pains (neuralgia) and elephantoid growths. Elephantoid growths are large swollen areas of the body that are symptoms of a rare disorder of the lymphatic system caused by parasitic worms.
Papaya contains a chemical called papain, which is often used as a meat tenderizer..
Papain breaks down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
That’s why it works as a meat tenderizer.
Papain is changed by digestive juices, so whether it may not be effective as a medicine when taken by mouth.
Papaya also contains a another chemical, carpain.
Carpain is an antimicrobial and anticancer type compound
Papaya has powerful anticancer properties and has been used against lab-grown tumors – and without the negative consequences of chemotherapy.
The researchers used papaya leaf extract for the study and found that the anticancer effects of papaya are stronger with a largerer dose of the extract.
No known side effects.
Other studies involving papaya leaf extracts and their ability to fight various cancers gives validity to making the fruit a part of the diet.
Is it possibile to prevent cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung, and pancreas while aiding the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems at the same time?