Papaya trees are very popular because of their delicious orange fruits. However, this plant is popular in alternative medicine because of a different reason.
Papaya leaf and cancer
Even though papaya leaf cannot cure cancer, it is able to slow down the progression of the cancer cells. According to a study conducted at the University of Florida, papaya leaf is able to slow down the growth of cancer tumors. In the study, a papaya leaf extract slowed down the growth of tumors grown in the lab. Moreover, there were no negative side effects which are common during conventional chemotherapy treatments.
The extract was applied to cervix, pancreatic, breast, lung and liver cancerous tumors. The growth of all of the tumors was slowed with the papaya leaf extract. Furthermore, as the dose of the extract increased, the anticancer properties got stronger.
This discovery is of huge importance, as the number of cancer patients is huge and is growing every single day. Even though, large amount of money are spent on cancer cure research, there is still no cancer cure.
Alternative medicine may finally cure this terrible illness with the papaya plant’s green juice.
The hormonal messengers that control the biological effects of the immune system are called Th1-type cytokines. Papaya leaf extract is able to boost the production of these hormonal messengers which results in a healthier and stronger immune system.
Other healing and beneficial properties of papaya leaf
• Maintains vitality and energy
• Protects the health of the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system
• Protects from formation of cataract
• Reduces inflammation in the body
• Beneficial in case of constipation and nausea
• Reduces high blood sugar levels
The dengue virus causes a tropical disease known as breakbone fever or dengue fever. The symptoms of the disease are: measles-like skin rash, fever, joint and muscle pain and headache.
In some cases the disease may become dengue shock syndrome or life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever with low blood platelets.
The compounds in papaya leaf extract called chymopapain and papain normalize and increase the blood platelets count. Therefore, this extract has been used against dengue fever for many years.
Consume papaya leaf extract
Take papaya leaf extract through supplements or add the extract to your juices to avoid the bitter taste of the papaya extract.
However, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not consume the extract. You should also consult a medical professional if you are taking any medications.