Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Papaya Leaf: Health benefits of Medicinal Leaves

Know all the health benefits of Papaya leaves and make it a part of your regular diet to stay healthy and beautiful.

Tree is the best giver in the world. Every part of the tree is useful for mankind in one or another way. People use most of all parts of the tree such as fruit, seed, wood, leaves, etc. In medical science also, leaves of the plants or trees such as basil, neem, pudina, etc. have many health benefits. Papaya fruit has many health benefits, but very few know that Papaya leaves also have many health benefits.

Health Benefits of Papaya Leaf
Although Papaya leaf tastes so terribly bitter, but have miraculous health benefits for great health. Papaya leaves contains gummy, milky, white latex in abundance. This latex contains protein digesting enzyme called Papain. Papaya leaves are rich source of calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, manganese, and vitamins A, C and E. Here are given some of the amazing benefits of Papaya leaves:

Improves Digestive System:
Indigestion is considered as the root cause of most of the stomach problems. Papaya leaves contains a chemical compound called ‘Karpain’ that kills microorganisms which interferes digestion. Thus, it helps to stabilize the digestive system and prevents many stomach problems like dyspepsia, constipation, etc. Papaya also soothes the heartburn problem and gastric catarrh as it contains proteolytic enzymes, which reduce inflammation of the stomach. It impels digestive acids flow, thus increases the appetite. Papaya helps to keep your liver and pancreas healthier. It also improves working of bowels (i.e. intestines) during constipation, and helps to cure inflammatory bowel disorders.

Papaya leaf contains ‘Papain’ enzyme, which helps to improve the digestion process. Papain breaks and digests protein, which makes digestion process easy. Papain enzymes also help to digest carbohydrates. So it works as assistance in digesting starch enhanced foods like breads, potatoes and cereals. Papaya leaves helps to stabilize any disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract. So you can intake papaya leaves in the form of delicious tea that contains calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium and Vitamins A, B, C and E to get rid of all your stomach disorders.

Cures Dengue:
Papaya leaf is considered as the only known cure for the disease Dengue till now and that too without any side effects. Papaya leaf’s juice or pulp not only fight against the dengue fever symptoms but also cure it. Papaya leaves contains papain and chymopapain enzymes, which helps patient to recover from dengue. According to Dr. Sanath Hettige, a Sri Lankan general physician, papaya leaves normalize the platelet count, improve the blood clot flow & liver functioning and also fix the liver damage done by dengue. Papaya leaves tea helps to lower the dengue fever and cure colds and flu.

Cures Cancer:
Many research revealed that Papaya leaves can cure cancer. The University of Florida has released a study about papaya leaves that it contains such enzymes and agents that can kill cancer of breast, lung, liver, cervix and prostate. Papaya leaves contains acetogenin in its milky sap, which helps to prevent and kill cancer cells. Acetogenin compounds slow down the tumor growth by cutting off the blood supply to the cancerous cells.

Removes Intestinal Worms:
Papaya leaf is considered as an herbal remedy to eradicate intestinal worms. The leaves contain ‘tannins’ which protects the intestine from reinfection caused due to tanning proteins on the intestinal wall. Thus intestinal worms do not get attached to the intestinal walls and eliminates them. In short, papaya can be used to eliminate worms, parasites and amoebozoa infections.

Eliminates Acne Problems:
The papaya leaves are the best remedy to remove facial acne. Especially women always wants a face without any acne and so for them papaya leaves has arrive as a savior. You just need to blend the dried Papaya leaves with enough water to make a paste and apply it as a face mask. Keep the mask until it dry, then wash the face and notice the difference.

Eliminates Skin Problems:
Apart from papaya fruit pulp, papaya leaf juice is also great for healthy and beautiful skin. Papaya leaf juice contains Vitamins A and C in abundance, which enhances skin health and also works as anti aging agent. ‘Karpain’ compounds present in the Papaya leaf restrain micro-organisms and other toxins, which results in clear skin. Papaya leaves also eliminates skin problems such as pimples, blemishes, eczema, acne and freckles. Thus, papaya leaves can be called a skin cleansing agent. Fresh juice of papaya leaves can heal sores and wounds. The milky juice of the papaya leaves tip can be used to soften the harden skin on feet. Most of the face creams, cleansers and lotions uses papain enzyme to clean pores and provide softening effect to skin.

Hair Benefits:
Many hair products uses papaya leaf extract as it contains vitamins, enzymes and minerals, which are good for hair growth and strength. Papaya leaf juice with coconut milk and honey adds shine and soften the hair. Papaya leaf extract eliminates dandruff and also controls it. Regular use of it makes the hair shaft strong, improves hair growth and prevents hair problems such as hair fall, dandruff, hair breakage, hair thinning, etc.

Boost Immunity:
Papaya leaves are rich source of powerful anti oxidants such as calcium and Vitamins A, and C, which are good for bones. Other anti oxidants like Vitamin E and Flavonoids present in the leaves helps in cardiovascular disease. Papaya leaf contains tannins and betacarotene that improves immune system. The betacarotene of Papaya leaf is also good for eyes.

  • Treatment of slipped spinal disc and pinched nerves is done by enzyme called Chymopapain contained in the Papaya leaves.
  • Papaya leaves juice helps to fight against viral infection such as common cold or fever.
  • It regenerates the platelets and white blood cells.
  • It helps in reducing fat, if taken with orange.
  • Papaya leaves also gives relief in menstrual pain.
  • It can be used for treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • The leaf can be used to dress the wounds and sores.
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I like this but as we know about papaya, these are a lot of benefits more than as we thing...you know that..I had described another about papaya

are you sure the papaya leave juice can be applied on face ?

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