Papaya is good for digestive problems because it contains an enzyme called papain which plays an important role in digestion. It helps in digestive process. Papaya can also help prevent constipation and may also end diarrhea.
Eating papaya everyday strengthens our immune system and prevents us from getting recurrent flu and cold. Papayas are good source of vitamin A and C, potassium, folate and fibre. It is also low in cholesterol free, fat free and calories.
Papaya seeds can be used in the treatment of stomach ache and ringworm infection because it is considered having anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Papaya leaves juice is used in the treatment of dengue. The juice extract from raw papaya leaf helps boost platelets, also known as thrombocytes.
According to research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2010, doctor and researchers from US and Japan have discovered that enzymes found in papaya leaf are known to work against cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreatic cancers.
Papaya contains high antioxidants and it can prevent the oxidation of the cholesterol. It also helps as preventative treatments against strokes, heart attacks, atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Papaya juice helps relieve infections of the colon and prevents nausea.
Papain and chymopapain content in papaya lowers down the inflammation and improves healing from burns if used externally as papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya. Papain breaks down the inactive proteins in the skin, removing dead tissue from burns.
Fresh papaya also contains a good amount of calcium and potassium. Potassium helps control heart rate and blood pressure and also aids in countering effects of sodium.