Papaya, Pawpaw

Carica papaya

Papaya is reddish yellow fruit, grown all over the world, mostly in the regions of hot climate and lots of rain. The tree is of medium height. Its trunk is straight without any branches and it has an umbrella type of growth at the top. Every part has medicinal value. Papaya is an appetizer, anti phlegmatic, digestive, carminative, diuretic, anti flatulent, vermifuge, pyreutic and a general tonic. Papaya is a rich source of vitamin A & C. its pulp also has tartaric & citric acid, mineral salts, calcium & phosphorus. The milk of papaya tree is a very rich in 'Papain"- a digestive enzyme which is very useful as medicine. All other parts of papaya tree & fruit also have "papain".

Indigestion & stomach problems - Taking fresh ripe papaya in breakfast cures indigestion, flatulence, acidity and increase appetite. Powdered dry leaves of papaya soaked in water overnight and taken in the morning is also useful in curing all types of stomach ailments

Diarrhoea - consuming boiled raw papaya, cures chronic diarrhoea.

Freckles and other blemishes of skin - Applying mashed ripe papaya pulp on the affected parts half an hour before bath eliminates freckles and other blemishes of skin and imparts natural glow and luster. Applying fresh juice of raw papaya is also useful in pimples.

Menstrual problems - Eating ripe papaya everyday regulates menses. Taking powdered seeds of papaya with water is also useful.

Liver & spleen - Eating raw papaya as a vegetable with meal controls enlargement of liver and spleen of children. Pickle of raw papaya is also helpful in curing the ailments of liver. Taking half teaspoon of dried & powdered seeds of papaya with water & little salt twice a day is also useful in curing liver ailments.

Jaundice - Taking 10 to 12 drops of raw papaya juice with a spongy sugar candy (Batasha) for 10 to 15 days helps in curing jaundice. Eating ripe papaya daily is also helps in curing jaundice.

Fever - Drinking boiled water of papaya leaves, cures fever.

Worms - Taking half-teaspoon ground seeds of papaya with water for 3 to 4 days help eliminates stomach worms.

Urinary problems - Taking ripe papaya regularly cures urinary problems.

High blood pressure - eating ripe papaya half an hour before breakfast checks high blood pressure.

Piles - taking ripe papaya in the afternoon helps in curing piles.

Eczema, ringworm itching -applying fresh juice of raw papita on the affected parts cures skin ailments like eczema, itching & ringworm.

Milk in breast - Eating ripe papita daily helps in improve lactation in breast feeding mother. Eating raw papaya as a vegetable with meals helps to increase breast milk.