Regarded as one of the the most trending cultivated crops around the globe, with Mexico and northern parts of South America being the epicenter of its cultivation rate, Carica Papaya, scientifically classified, contains unique compounds, which have been reviewed to have broad pharmacological ability in test-tube and animal studies, with a little evidence in human research.
Teas, extracts, tablets and juices of pawpaw leaf are normally used to treatment ailments and promote health in varied ways as well.
A research done in 2014 on animals reports that pawpaw leaf has no toxic effects even at very large doses. However, human studies found very few negative side effects.
Another study has shown that people with Alzheimer's disease who were given a fermented papaw extract for 6 months had a 40% reduction in a biomarker, which indicates oxidative damage to DNA, and linked to ageing and cancer as well.
In all, the powerful antioxidant effects of papaya may cause reduction in oxidative stress and reduce one's risk of several ailments.
Before we get into the main discussion for today, let's familiarize ourselves with the 8 evidence-based benefits of Pawpaw.
1. It is delicious and loaded with nutrients such as calories (59), carbohydrates (15grams), fiber (1gram), vitamin C (157% of the RD1), vitamin A (33% of the RDI), vitamin B9 (14% of the RDI), potassium (11% of the RDI), trace amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamins (B1, B3, B5, E and K).
2. It also has Powerful Antioxidant Effects
Antioxidants such as carotenoids in papayas can neutralize free radicals.
3. Has Anticancer Properties
Aside papaya's reliable benefits to people who are being treated for cancer, it also contains lycopene which has the ability to reduce the risk of cancer.
4. It is delicious and versatile
5. Papaya may also improve Digestion.
It serves as a remedy for constipation and other symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for people in the tropics, especially.
6. It may also fight inflammation.
Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables such as pawpaw have the potential to reduce inflammatory markers, according to research.
7. It may have Heart Health.
Research has reported that fruits with high lycopene and vitamin C have the ability to prevent heart diseases.
8. Protects against Skin Damage.
Apart from keeping your body healthy, papaya also helps your skin look more youthful and toned.
Let's press on to the main discussion regarding the 5 new main benefits of Carica Papaya.
1. Carica Papaya may promote Balanced Blood Sugar.
In traditional medicine practices, pawpaw leaf is used to treat diabetes and high blood sugar levels. However, more studies are required to determine its efficacy in managing high blood sugar levels in humans, although it works effectively in animals, according to research.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, papaya leaf is used as a natural therapy to treat diabetes and improve blood sugar control.
2. It may also support Digestive Function.
In Alternative Therapy, pawpaw leaf teas and extracts are usually used to alleviate uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating and heartburn. The unique compound called papain found in papaya leaf is used as a meat tenderizer in culinary practices.
3. May support Hair Growth.
Topically, it is used to encourage hair growth, and improve scalp health, but there is a little evidence to support its efficacy.
4. May treat Symptoms Related to Dengue Fever.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted to humans and cause flu-like symptoms like fever, nausea, fatigue, headaches, vomiting and skin rashes.
Studies have however reported that Carica Papaya extract can improve blood platelet levels in people with dengue fever, and treat other symptoms as well.
5. May have Anti-inflammatory Effects.
A broad range of Internal and External Inflammatory Conditions such as skin rashes, muscle aches and joint pain can be remedied by numerous Carica Papaya preparations.
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