Pawpaw is a plant native to central America introduced and cultivated around villages in African gardens.The medicinal uses of papaya are varied,but we can distinguish three main properties:icteric(all parts of the plant:leaves,fruits and latex),deworming(fruit latex),diuretics(roots and leaves)for jaundice,a treatment in Senegal involves boiling the green fruit cooked with chicken and adding roots.Tinospora bakis is an unappetizing drug that is effective for eating out.
The trunk bark used in Cameroon in jaundice treatment has been studied in detail.An extract has been tested on animals in a jaundiced state caused by saponosides.The clearance was twice as fast carica papaya(pawpaw) extract.The substances responsible for this action seen to be sugars,in particular xylitol,which increases the resistance of red blood cells to hemolysis.This experience confirms the use in traditional medicine.The proteolytic enzyme,papain contained in the treatment of helminthiases,parasites especially pinworms and trickhales are proteolysed and killed,then they must be eliminated with a laxative.
cook a green fruit or 10g of root bark with chicken and take it as meal.
To get rid of pinworms and roundworms,take 4to 8grams of fresh latex for children and double for adults,then take a laxative to eliminate worms.
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