Carica papaya — also simply known as papaya or pawpaw — is a type of tropical, fruit-bearing tree native to Mexico and northern regions of South America.
Today, papaya is one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world. Its fruit, seeds, and leaves are frequently utilized in a variety of culinary and folk medicine practices.
Papaya leaf contains unique plant compounds that have demonstrated broad pharmacological potential in test-tube and animal studies.
Papaya leaves contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.
Taking three doses of up to 1 ounce (30 mL) of papaya leaf extract per day is considered safe and effective for the treatment of dengue fever
A glass of papaya leaf juice daily can prevent many digestive problems such as constipation and indigestion.
Treats symptoms related to dengue fever
Dengue fever brings down the blood platelet count, and the papaya leaf extract is known to help to increase the platelet count
Supports digestive function
The enzyme papain present in papaya helps for an easy digestion process by breaking down the proteins.
Good for heart health
Various antioxidants and vitamins present in papaya leaf keep your heart healthy and reduces the risk of getting heart diseases. Vitamin C and potassium present in papaya leaves promotes healthy blood circulation and keeps your arteries clear
Ease menstrual pain
Every woman goes through painful menstrual cramps in her life. Papaya leaves help to ease these symptoms by reducing the contractions of the uterus. An enzyme present in papaya – papain helps in the smooth passing out of blood from the uterus. It also works great to alleviate polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) symptoms.
Have anticancer properties
Papaya leaf extract has demonstrated a powerful ability to inhibit the growth of prostate and breast cancer cells in test-tube studies
Much like the fruit, mango leaves are also rich in anti-cancer properties such as antioxidants in form of polyphenols and terpenoids. Antioxidants prevent the damage caused by free radicals, which can damage cells and lead to diseases like cancer and several other disorders.