Pawpaw, botanically called carica papaya, is a wonder fruit for its great properties. It has effective digestive enzymes. Pawpaw contains numerous minerals and chemicals, flavonoids as well as carotenoids. This fruit is believed to promote improved cardiovascular health and protection from colon cancer. Pawpaw is considered to be full of health benefits that help promote digestion, builds the immune system, prevents constipation, lowers inflammation, reduces pain from burns, especially if the skin of the papaya is used,it helps prevent heart disease, complications from diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Pawpaw is a good source of fiber that helps bring down cholesterol. It is best to eat pawpaw before meals, because after a meal, the body converts the fruit into sugar while before a meal the body absorbs all nutrition. We all want to maintain a smooth, healthy, youthful and glowing skin, but in most cases, unhealthy or a dull skin is a result of a weakened digestive system. Poor nutrition and the accumulation of harmful toxins in the body, are the main reasons for dull skin. You can also apply the pawpaw pulp on your skin in addition to eating it regularly.
Pawpaw is also a good source of vitamin B and C, but its seeds are very important to human health. Pawpaw seeds contain vital nutrients that help to heal cirrhosis of the liver, kills bacteria, heal viral infections, stop growth of cancer cells, inflammatory diseases and kidney problems. The seeds could be used in the management of disease. Take five or six dried papaya seeds, grind them or crush them and take them with food or juice, do this every day for 30 days, you will have amazing results. Eating a small amount of fresh pawpaw seeds can also help to kill bacteria such as e.coli, Staphylococcus, Salmonella and also work well for food poisoning cases.
It is also a good antiviral agent that helps to heal viral infection and can also help to detox the liver. Pawpaw seeds contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukaemia and prostate cancer. It also contains an alkaloid Carpaine that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. Pawpaw seeds are anti-inflammatory making them great for arthritis, joint diseases, swelling, pains, and redness. Pawpaw seeds could also be used to make tea and substitute for pepper in food because of its peppery nature. Its advisable that pregnant should not use papaya seeds, because it can extend to breastfeeding and may be too powerful to young children’s gastrointestinal tract.