Papaya is locally called PawPaw, for those of you that didn’t know about it and they are actually edible and can provide all sorts of health benefits, ranging from killing off bacteria to preventing the spread of cancer. So the next time you eat them, don’t throw away the seeds! You may simply chew on papaya seeds although you can expect your taste buds to be bombarded with their bitter and peppery taste. Some people prefer to have them grounded and added to milk or honey. Just one word of advice: the intake of papaya seeds is not recommended for pregnant as well as breastfeeding women!
Find out the health benefits of papaya seeds.
Certain enzymes in papaya seeds are known to be very good at increasing the assimilation of protein in food, thus allowing your body to fully take advantage of this nutrient that helps build, repair and maintain muscles.
Just like the papaya fruit itself, papaya seeds also possess excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a condition you surely want to prevent or end if you already have it. That’s because it is blamed for various problems such as arthritis, weight gain, accelerated aging, diabetes and even cancer.
Did you know that papaya seeds are very good at killing off bacteria and viruses? It’s for this reason why munching on a few pieces of them or turning them into powder to be added to a glass of milk can help you bounce back from problems caused by bacteria and viruses. Some examples are typhoid and dengue fever. You may also attain healing from these maladies by consuming the juice of papaya leaves.
Intestinal worms are parasites that papaya seeds can eliminate. They work by making the environment in your intestinal tract highly unsuitable for these creepy crawlers. In fact, children in Nigeria are said to be given papaya seeds or papaya juice for a week in order to have their intestines rid of parasitic worms.
According to the experts, there are isothiocyanates in papaya seeds. These are chemicals known to help keep tumors and cancer cells from spreading. It is said that the consumption of papaya seeds is highly effective in stopping leukemia, prostate, colon, breast and lung cancer from multiplying and spreading to other parts of the body.
Liver Cirrhosis Healer
It is said that grinding 5 to 6 papaya seeds and adding them to lime juice results in a drink that’s powerful enough to heal cirrhosis of the liver. If you are suffering from such condition, you should do this mix daily and continously for about a month. The nutrients papaya seeds have are known to help promote the healing of damaged liver tissue.
Kidney Failure Preventer
Papaya seeds, according to certain investigations, had been found out to promote optimum kidney functioning and health. Adding them to the diet also helps ward off accumulation of toxins in the kidneys which could cause their failure to work.
The above are just some of the health benefits of consuming papaya seeds. Although papaya seeds are highly effective in killing off parasitic worms in children, it’s not a good idea for them to be given to infants. Always inform your doctor when planning on using home remedies such as papaya seeds in dealing with certain health problems.