native to southern Mexico and now cultivated in many tropical countries
(including Brazil , India , Indonesia , South Africa , Vietnam and Sri
Lanka ), the papaya plant has been touted by traditional healers for
centuries as a source of powerful medicine. Not only is papaya fruit
delicious and loaded with vitamins and phytochemicals, but other parts
of the plant have been used historically to treat health problems too.
University of Florida (UF) researcher Dr. Nam Dang and his colleagues
inJapan have announced new evidence that the papaya fights cancer cells.
In fact, they discovered that an extract made from dried papaya leaves
produced a dramatic anti-cancer effect against a broadrange of tumors
grown in the laboratory — including cancers of the cervix, breast,
liver, lung and pancreas.
study, recently published in theJournal of Ethnopharmacology, not only
showed that papaya has a direct anti-tumor effect on a variety of
malignancies, but it also documented for the first time that papaya leaf
extract increases the production of key signaling molecules called
important because this regulation of the immune system raises the
strong possibility that the use of papaya could help the body’s own
immune system to overcome cancers. In addition, it suggests papaya could
be helpful in treating or preventing other health problems such as
inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
research team found that papaya’s anti-cancer effects were strongest
when cancer cells received larger doses of the papaya leaf extract —
yet, unlike many mainstream cancer therapies, there were no toxic
effects at all on normal cells.
a statement to the media, Dr. Dang pointed out that the ability of
papaya extract to stop cancer without toxicity is consistent with
reports from indigenous populations in Australia and in his native
exactly does papaya do to halt malignancies? To find out, the
researchers focused on a T-lymphoma cancer cell line. They discovered
that at least one of the mechanisms that makes papaya extract a potent
anti-cancer weapon is the natural compound’s ability to cause malignant
cells — but not normal ones — to die.
researchers hope to follow up these experiments by eventually testing
the papaya cancer treatment in animal and human studies. Up next for Dr.
Dang and his colleagues: they’ve applied to patent a process to distill
the papaya extract through the University of Tokyo and they are working
to identify all the specific compounds in the papaya extract that are
active against cancer cells.
this end, Dr. Dang has partnered with Hendrik Luesch, a UF Shands Cancer
Center professor of medicinal chemistry who is an expert in the
identification and use of natural products for medical purposes. Dr.
Luesch recently discovered yet another natural cancer fighter — a coral
reef compound that blocks cancer cell growth in cell lines.
and tasty papaya makes an excellent breakfast and is good in fruit
salads. It can be blended with yogurt to make a delicious digestive
smoothie. It also works well as an added ingredient in green salads. It
tastes particularly good with lemon juice squeezed over it. The health
benefits of papaya include heart disease and cancer prevention, cold and
flu prevention and healthy digestions.
is an excellent source of vitamin C, with one medium papaya containing
about 150% of the Daily value. It is also a good source of vitamin A, in
beta-carotene form. It is also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin E
and folate as well as the mineral potassium.
Papaya for Heart Disease Prevention
of the health benefits of papaya is related to the fact that it
contains high doses of three vitamins involved in heart disease
prevention- vitamin A, vitamin E and beta-carotene. In addition, the
high levels of folate found in papayas can help lower levels of the
heart disease promoting amino acid homocysteine.
Papaya for Cold and Flu Prevention
high in vitamin C, such as papaya, help boost the immune system.
Vitamin C has been shown to help ward off symptoms of influenza A, the
common cold and pneumonia. Vitamin A provides additional immune system
Papaya for Neural Tube Defect Prevention
papayas are rich in folate, they have applications in preventing neural
tube defects. Eating folate-rich foods pre-pregnancy and during
pregnancy can help the fetal spinal column to develop normally.
Papaya for Digestive Health
contains special digestive enzymes, called papain and chymopapain,
which help digest proteins. Papaya is often used as a detoxification
food and to give the digestive system a break, because it is so rich in
its own digestive enzymes. Papaya also contains anti-oxidant vitamins C
and E as well as folate, all of which can help prevent colon cancer.
Papaya Leaf Papaya Tree
apaya (Carica papaya) originates from tropical American countries.
Today Papaya is cultivated in most tropical countries around the world.
Dengue Fever Remedy
would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son
who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the
critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15
after 15 liters of blood transfusion.
His father was so worried
that he seeks another friend's recommendation and his son was saved. He
confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of the papaya leaves.
From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and
after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps
instantly to135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the
second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news
it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with
filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf. So two
tablespoonful serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot
water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or
sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like "Wong Low Kat".
But it works.
*Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue*
may have heard this elsewhere but if not I am glad to inform you that
papayajuice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is
rampant now, Ithink it's good to share this with all.
of mine had dengue last year. It was a very serious situation for her as
her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and
waterhas started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing.
She was only32-year old. Doctor says there's no cure for dengue. We just
have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against
dengue and fight its own battle. She already had 2 blood transfusion and
all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop
since the first day she was admitted.
Furthermore it's so easily available. Blend them and squeeze the juice! It's simple and miraculously effective!!
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