Papaya leaf powder:
Common name: Papaya Leaf, custard apple leaf
Botanical Name: Carica papaya
Parts Used: Dried leaf
Contains - Papaya Leaf contains lots of great nutrients such as B-Vitamins for vitality and enhanced mood, Vitamins A and C which are powerful antioxidants, calcium and Vitamin D which are important for strong bones, Vitamin E which is important for sexual and cardiovascular health. Flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants that keep away cancer and cardiovascular disease, tannins that boost the immune system, and betacarotene for immune enhancement and eye health.
Health Benefits of Papaya:
Cancer - Papaya Leaves have a milky sap that’s great for preventing and killing cancer cells because it contains acetogenin.
Prostate Enlargement - Papaya Leaf tea can help with benign prostate enlargement and also help with rectal lesions problems associated with prostate enlargement.
Acne Remedy - If you have acne then take dried Papaya Leaves and putting them in a blender with just enough water to make a paste. Then take the paste and used it as a mask, let it dry, and then wash it off... it works great for acne!
Increase Platelet Count - Papaya Leaf Tea cures thrombocytopenia or low platelet counts which keeps a person from clotting. There have been many studies showing that Papaya Leaf Tea can increase platelet counts in cases of vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy, dengue fever and more.
Menstrual Pain - Take 6 Papaya Leaves and boil them in a liter of water for 15 minutes. Then add any kind of juice that you like... let cool and drink one large glass 3 times a day.
Laxative - Papaya Leaves made into a strong tea also work well as a good laxative... for those who suffer from constipation.
Dengue Fever - Papaya Leaves made into a tea lower fevers and helps with colds, flues, and even dengue fever... and some even call it a cure for dengue fever.
Skin Problems - Papaya Leaves can help with fungal infections of the skin, warts, scars... and get rid of freckles.
Increase Appetite - Papaya Leaf tea increases appetite bringing vigor and vitality back to the body.
Cataracts - Papaya Leaf tea can prevent cataracts.
Emphysema - Papaya Leaves contain lots of Vitamin D which prevents emphysema.
Immune Booster - Papaya Leaves contains lots of powerful antioxidants that boost your immune system and stave off cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Papaya Leaves create “Th1” a cytokines which boost the immune system and fights cancer.
Anti-Aging - Papaya Leaf also contains 50 or more different amino acids such as: threonine, glutamate acid, glycine, valine, leucine, phenylalanine, lysine, tritophan, cysteine, histidine, tyrosine, alanine, proline, aspartate, and more... and some of these agents are used in cosmetics for creating young healthy looking skin, and have been used as anti-aging compounds.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Is It Safe To Use?
Likely Safe - Both papaya fruit and papaya powder are likely safe when used orally in a dose mostly used in food items. Papaya is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status in the United States. Possibly Safe - Both papaya fruit or papaya powder are safe to use orally, as long as they are used in an amount present in different medicines. Possibly Unsafe - Excessive use of papaya fruit or papaya powder may cause several side effects. For instance, esophageal perforations have been reported in individuals making excessive use of papaya. The topical application of papaya may also trigger some unwanted side effects. The topical application of papaya latex (raw papin) act as a vesicant and severe irritant. Pregnancy - Women who are pregnant or are expecting to be pregnant should avoid oral consumption of papaya fruit or papaya powder. Results of preliminary research has shown that certain constituents of papaya, papin for instance, act as a toxin for embryo. Therefore, papaya fruit or papaya powder may act as an embryotoxic and teratogenic agent when consumed during pregnancy. However, these findings have not been confirmed yet and these effects may be due to some extraneous substance and not due to papin in particular. Lactation - Women who are breastfeeding their children should avoid the use of papaya fruit and papaya powder. There is lack of reliable information to rate the safety of use of papaya during lactation.
The appropriate dose of papaya for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for papaya. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Weight: 100 gms