It is well known that papaya can provide numerous benefits. This was even proved by a study conducted by the University of Karachi.
Marian Naseem and Muhammad Karam Nasir, students from the department of Agriculture and Agribusiness discover that this fruit along with its seeds can be extremely beneficial for the human body.
The study proved that this fruit and its seed have different nutrients which have the ability to improve the overall health. Also, the research included the uses of papaya in different countries for strengthening the immunity and curing numerous diseases.
Papaya seeds contain many nutrients which have the ability to heal cirrhosis of the liver and prevent renal failure, thus improving the kidney health. These amazing seeds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can treat joint disease and arthritis.
Papaya contains Carpaine, an alkaloid which can kill amoeba parasites and intestinal worms while the papaya seeds contain papain which can improve the digestion of protein. But, if you are pregnant, you need to avoid it.
Most of us when eating papaya throw away the seeds without knowing how many benefits they can provide. They can prevent and cure various health issues linked to the gut, liver, intestinal worms, and even Dengue.
Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds
The study from the University of Karachi proved that Papaya Seeds can be extremely beneficial for preventing renal failure and improving kidney health. Also, they can be used for treating diseases related to kidney poisoning.
Papaya seeds contain important nutrients that can cure cirrhosis of the liver. You should crush or grind 5-6 seeds and combine them with food or juice (lime juice). You should do this procedure for 1 month. The regular consumption of small amounts of Papaya seeds can help to detoxify the liver and prevent liver diseases.
These seeds are great for relieving joint disease, arthritis, pain, redness, and swelling due to their potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Papaya seeds can act as anti-cancer agents and prevent the growth of cancer cells and tumors. They have isothiocyanate in their content, which is beneficial for breast, lung, colon, prostate cancer, and leukemia.
Anti-Bacterial And Anti-Viral Properties
It was found that a small amount of Papaya seeds can kill harmful bacteria as Staph, Salmonella, and E.coli. They can fight viral infections and cure Typhoid, Dengue and many other diseases. In Nigeria, Papaya seeds are used along with milk as a cure for Typhoid fever.
Papaya seeds contain carpaine, an alkaloid which can kill amoeba parasites and intestinal worms. Papaya fruit, on the other hand can metabolize proteins and make the gastrointestinal tract an extremely unfriendly place for parasites to live and thrive. According to many studies, children in Nigeria who consumed Papaya seeds for 1 week, manage to eliminate parasites in their gut
Over-the-counter contraceptives can have many side effects if they are used for a longer period of time. Unlike them, Papaya seeds are excellent natural contraceptives, for both men and women, without causing any adverse effect. For many years, Papaya fruit and its seeds were used traditionally as a form of birth control in parts of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent
Both unripe papaya and papaya seeds are rich in papain. Papain is an enzyme which can improve the protein digestion. However, pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant are recommended to avoid papaya.
The regular consumption of 1 teaspoon of Papaya seed for 3 months can greatly reduce sperm production at males, without affecting their libido. Furthermore, this effect is temporary: the fertility comes back to normal when you stop consuming Papaya Seeds.
Making Papaya Juice
Wash and cut 2 papaya leaves into smaller pieces. Then, squeeze the pulp through a filter cloth. You will get 2 tablespoons of the squeezed juice, which will be enough per serving once a day.
How to Eat Papaya Seeds
You can consume Papaya seeds raw, ground or crushed in milk, honey, or salad dressings.
Note: There are much more benefits of Papaya seeds of the listed above. However, it is very important to consume them in small amounts and not that often because the excessive consumption can cause side effects.
It is very important pregnant women or women who breastfeed not to consume papaya seeds or the enzyme-rich green papaya. Also, young children are recommended not to consume papaya seeds because they have strong anti-parasitic properties and can be extremely powerful for the gastrointestinal tracts of young children. However, always consult a doctor before you give them to infants.
Source: Healthy Food Team