PAPAYA LEAVES

PAPAYA LEAVES

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PAPAYA LEAF USES & BENEFITS

Papaya Leaf contains a remarkable protein-dissolving enzyme called papain, and if you suffer from indigestion or heartburn, Papaya Leaf is a great supplement to try! The enzyme in Papaya Leaf also breaks down wheat gluten and carbohydrates for extra digestive protection.

PAPAYA
OTHER NAME(S): Banane de Prairie, Caricae Papayae Folium, Carica papaya, Carica peltata, Carica posoposa, Chirbhita, Erandachirbhita, Erand Karkati, Green Papaya, Mamaerie, Melonenbaumblaetter, Melon Tree, Papaw, Papaya Fruit, Papayas, Papaye, Papaye Verte, Papayer, Papita, Paw Paw, Pawpaw

Plant Description
Papaya Leaf is a herbaceous tree with a stem of spongy, softwood that is hollow in the center and bears melon-like fruit. It is an interesting tree, in that the male and female parts exist in different trees, and trees may grow to a height of twenty to thirty feet. The Papaya Tree needs a tropical climate that is dry when cold and wet when warm; consequently, its greatest success appears in the equatorial zone with its warm wet season and cool dry season.

It is extremely sensitive to frost, and water-logging will kill the taproot within forty-eight hours. The Papaya is especially susceptible to parasites, pests, and diseases. This fussy plant needs a lot of water but must have good drainage, and it bears most fruit in the light, porous, slightly acidic soils that are rich in organic matter. Said to be a native of the Caribbean and Central America, the Papaya is the true papaw that now grows abundantly throughout tropical America, Hawaii and many other tropical climates throughout the world.

Papaya Leaf Juice Benefits
The fruits, leaves, and latex are all used medicinally. The fruit is usually pear-sized and has a central cavity filled with edible, pea-sized seed, which is said to have a similar flavor as capers. Papaya Leaves are cooked and considered a green vegetable and are a rich source of gummy, milky, white latex that contains the powerful enzyme, papain. This protein-dissolving substance is an excellent remedy for stomach and digestive disorders.

Papaya Leaves were even fed to animals to tenderize their flesh. Some of Papaya Leaf’s constituents include the fermenting agent myrosin, alkaloids, rutin, resin, tannins, carpaine, dehydrocarpaines, pseudocarpaine, flavonols, benzylglucosinolate, linalool, malic acid, methyl salicylate, another enzyme, chymopapain (latex and exudate), calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, beta-carotene, B-vitamins and vitamin A, C, and E.

Papaya Leaf Health Benefits
Digestion
Papaya Leaf is an excellent treatment for digestive disorders and extremely useful for any disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract. Papain, the powerful enzyme in Papaya, helps to dissolve and digest protein, thus easing stomach ailments and indigestion.

Papaya Leaf for Meat Tenderizers
Because papain breaks down tough meat fibers, it is often used in restaurants and is the major ingredient in commercial meat tenderizers!
Heartburn and Gas
Papaya is effective in easing heartburn and is given to treat indigestion