Christopher Columbus described papaya like the “angels’ fruit”, and this should not be a surprise for considering the sweet and tender taste of papaya, with the soft consistency.
Papaya contains a lot of healthy components and it offers different health benefits.
It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent severe health problems, and can help in the treatment of health issues such as indigestion, wounds, including high blood sugar levels, cancer and heart diseases.
We want to inform you that you should not throw away the seed, because they are actually the healthiest part of the papaya.
You can eat them crushed, ground or raw with milk, honey, or add them in salad dressings. This way you will get all their health benefits!
They are very used in the Traditional Chinese Medicine for complete full body detoxification, and they will significantly improve the liver function.
The continuous use of one tablespoon of papaya seeds can remove the liver toxins effectively. Different studies have shown that papaya seeds can help you if you have problems with fatty liver also known as liver cirrhosis.
If you have cirrhosis you should eat 5 seeds, fried or fresh, 2 times in a day for 30 days.
Another way to eat them is to grind them just like you would grind black pepper or just crush them fresh in a pestle or a mortar. Combine them with one tablespoon of fresh lime juice and drink the mixture 2 times in a day for a period of 30 days.
Improve Digestive Health
Papaya is amazing for digestion, and its seeds have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-parasite that help with the elimination of dangerous microorganisms from the intestinal tract.
Additionally it has potent anti-pathogenic properties and you can take one tablespoon of the seeds for treating food poisoning and destroying bacteria that cause digestion problems.
Reduce Inflammation in Inflammatory Diseases
Papaya contains 2 potent enzymes: chymopapain and papain that have effective anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe body inflammation in an effective way, especially n the case of gout, arthritis, joint pains, asthma and different inflammatory diseases.
Papaya seeds are amazing for kidney detoxification as well, and their amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can prevent inflammation in the kidneys induced by toxins.
Reduce High Blood Pressure
Different studies that were conducted on lab rats proved that papaya can dramatically improve the heart health. It contains Carpaine, which efficiently supports cardiovascular health, and its leaves and seeds lower systolic, diastolic and arterial blood pressure (MAP).
Papaya seeds contain phenolic flavonoids and compounds that act like natural antioxidants and they reduce the growth of tumor cells. Moreover, the phytonutrient isothiocyanate can protect effectively fight against breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer.
Papaya seeds are used in Indian culture like a natural contraceptive. That is why, if you want to get pregnant, you have to avoid eating papaya seeds.
Some findings which were done on male rats proved that eating papaya seed has slightly decreased the sperm production.