People have recognized the amazing properties of papaya fruits for centuries and enjoyed their unique, musky taste. This exotic pear-shaped fruit is also known as Carica papaya (also known as papaw or pawpaw) and is native to Mexico.
It is a powerful natural remedy for cancer, digestive issues, wounds, hypertension, and heart disease, since it is abundant in nutrients, like carotenes, vitamin C, flavonoids such as folate, pantothenic acid, and B vitamins, and minerals, like magnesium, copper, and potassium.
The flesh of papaya is orange, with pink or yellow hues, while the seeds are black and round, with strong bitter taste. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the benefits of the papaya seeds and throw them away.
Therefore, read on to find out more about these seeds and their qualities:
Antibacterial and antiviral properties
A tablespoon of papaya seeds protects against viral infections, germs like Staph, Salmonella, dengue, and E. coli.
The fresh seeds of raw papaya fruits are full of antioxidants, flavonoid compounds, and phenolic acid compounds, that prevent free radical damage and inhibit abnormal cancer cells and tumors.
Isothiocyanates found in these seeds potentially treat leukemia, colon, breast, lung, and prostate cancer.
The potent anti-inflammatory properties of papaya seeds soothe asthma, gout, and arthritis pain, due to the presence of enzymes like papain and chymopapain. The seeds soothe the swelling, redness, pain, and prevent joint diseases.
Regulate blood pressure
Carpaine, a compound in papaya seeds lowers systolic and diastolic high blood pressure.
Protect the kidneys
The juice of papaya seeds improves the function of the kidneys and prevents renal failure.
Eliminate parasites and worms
The proteolytic enzymes in papaya seeds destroy intestinal parasites, break down undigested protein waste in the food, and kill parasites and their eggs.
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