Papaya leaf juice has incredible benefits. Papaya is mostly grown in the tropical regions and possibly one of the most loved fruit in the world. The papaya plant has been touted for centuries as a source of powerful medicine. Every part of papaya plant and its fruit lend therapeutic value in maintaining health and correcting body imbalances.
Papaya as a fruit has lots of goodness and it is accompanied by most of the nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, flavonoids, cryptoxanthin, folic acid, carotene and carotenoids, potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, ascorbic acid, magnesium and other awesome benefits.
The leaf has its own constituents namely beta-carotene, calcium, carpaine, fats, flavonols, magnesium, niacin, papain, saponin, vitamin C, iron and sodium. In the next blog, we’ll look into constituents and how they work in the body but for today, let’s discuss papain.
Papain! This is an enzyme found on papaya leaf and it is the most active enzyme in the green parts of a papaya plant. Papain serves the body at the realm of protein-digestion. In digestion, papain is more effective than pepsin and pancreatin, which is used to stimulate the function of the pancrease. Papain also eases pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, improving healing of injuries and reducing swelling after surgery.
Papaya leaves are very useful in healing and curing cancer and dengue fever. The vital nutrients in the leaves are great antioxidants, which greatly boost the blood flow. This is due to the papain’s phenolic compounds and alkaloids.
The first two catalyst are dynamic segments of papaya, which can assist in the assimilation of proteins, and utilized to treat acid reflex, digestive problem and bloating.
More to papaya health benefits are:
- Production of more blood platelets especially when you are ill.
- Supports digestive system especially in separation of carbohydrates and proteins. In addition, it amends stomach lining and peptic ulcers through dispensing with microscopic organisms.
- Women health – Helps regulate menstrual periods through balancing of the periods.
- Boosts immune system by protecting the heart and lowering blood sugar in a natural way. The juice works on insulin and directly affects the glucose levels.