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Carica Papaya – it the botanical name for the sweet and delicious tropical fruit papaya. Papaya originates from Central America and Southern Mexico, but you can also find it in many other tropical regions and it’s famous by its sweet flavor. But, did you know that many people in different parts of the world use papaya seeds as well? Why – well, that’s easy to answer. Because papaya seeds contain nutrients that help heal cirrhosis of the liver and improve kidney health, preventing renal failure. Its anti-inflammatory properties help treat arthritis and joint disease. It contains an alkaloid called Carpaine that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. Papain, in papaya seeds, helps in effective digestion of protein.

Note: make sure you avoid it, if you’re pregnant. As we said, most of the time when we eat papaya fruit, we throw the papaya seeds in a trash can – which is a bad thing. Why – because they’re very beneficial and they can prevent and cure a plethora of ailments related to the liver, gut, intestinal worms and even diseases like Dengue. The following is a list, that illustrates papaya seeds benefits.

  1. Liver Health

Here’s what you need to know – papaya seeds contain vital nutrients that help heal cirrhosis of the liver. Grind or crush 5-6 Papaya Seeds and have them with food or juice, especially lime juice. This should be done for 30 days.

  1. Kidney Health

Papaya Seeds can be used to improve kidney health and preventing renal failure as well. The same works wonders for kidney poisoning related diseases.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

You should also know that papaya Seeds are anti-inflammatory, which means that they’re great for alleviating arthritis, joint disease, swelling, pain, and redness.

  1. Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Properties

Papaya Seeds can kill the harmful bacteria like E. coli, Staph, and Salmonella. They also help fight viral infections and cures Dengue, Typhoid, and numerous other diseases. In Nigeria, Papaya Seeds with Milk is an excellent cure for Typhoid fever.

  1. Arresting Cancer

Papaya Seeds contain agents that stop the growth of cancer cells and tumors. They contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancer.

  1. Destroys Parasites

As we said, the papaya seeds also contain an alkaloid called “Carpaine” that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. A recent study has discovered that children in Nigeria have got rid of parasites in their gut 75% of the times, by consuming Papaya Seed Juice for 7 days.

  1. Natural Contraceptive

You should also know that papaya Seeds are excellent natural contraceptives for both men and women, without any side-effects, unlike the over-the-counter contraceptives that have numerous adverse effects on prolonged use.

  1. Aids Digestion

Both unripe papaya and papaya seeds are high in the enzyme papain. Papain is a beneficial aid to protein digestion but best avoided for women currently or trying to get pregnant. But, for males, eating one teaspoon of papaya seeds every day for 3 months can greatly reduce sperm production without affecting libido. Moreover, this effect is temporary: when Papaya Seeds are discontinued the fertility comes back to normal.

How to Make Papaya Juice

  • Make sure you use 2 papaya leaves
  • First, you need to wash and cut them into smaller pieces
  • Pound and squeeze the pulp through a filter cloth
  • Note: you should know that just 2 tablespoons of juice can be squeezed out
  • Consume 2 tablespoons a day

How to Eat Papaya Seeds

Papaya Seeds can be eaten raw (though that gives a strong, pepper-like but bitter taste), ground or crushed in Salad dressings, milk or honey. Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to share this article with your friends and family. Thank You and have a nice day.