Health Benefits of Papaya

The succulent and sweet fruit- Papaya, found in the tropical weathers is a nutrient providing various health benefits. This fruit is immensely rich in minerals, vitamins, beta-carotene, and lycopene. Of course, there are a lot of other vital nutrients present in this fruit, and in many cultures, the seeds, leaf, pulp and skin is used as medicine. This miraculous fruit helps in fighting skin conditions and infections.

Nowadays, scientist and researchers all around the world are trying to find out the innumerable health benefits papaya has. Even some of the esteem individuals from the medical community are checking out the extensive role played by this fruit in fighting cancer, curing wounds, and other kinds of anti-inflammatory benefits it has. Plus the amount of nutrients and strength it has in building the immune system.

Various ground breaking studies have shown that the nutritious compounds and enzymes present in the pulp, leaves, skin, seed, etc. of this fruit provides various medical benefits. Some of the medical remedies provided by the parts of the papaya are:

  • Papaya Leaf Extract:The best part of using the leaves of the papaya is that they are often used for curing dengue fever, clearing out the digestive upsets, and in certain cases, helping in fighting cancer. There are various scientific extracts stating the leaf extracts of the papaya leaves helps in increasing the immune system and regulating the T-cells in response to cancer.
  • Papaya Leaf Tea: One of the advantages of consuming papaya leaf tea is that it helps in activating the response of the immune system, reducing the inflammation, improving the natural effects of anti-tumor which happens in the immune response, strength and growth of the immune system, etc. In addition, this kind of tea is quite ideal for people who like to consume herbal tea and feel that it is similar to the taste of the green tea.
  • Papaya Seeds: For many years, the seed of papaya has been proven to be quite effective in removing all kinds of intestinal parasites and germs without causing any kind of unwanted and dangerous side effects. These so called papaya seeds have extract capsules known as antihelminthics and even anti-amoebic functions and properties which can destroy intestinal worms and parasites which are commonly found in the digestive system.
  • Papaya Flesh:– As per various doctors and physicians, regular consumption of papaya has got various nutritious benefits. This so called nutrient rich edible fruit helps in strengthening the digestion and immune systems, reducing the inflammations commonly found in the joints and even throughout the body. The papain present in the papaya helps in breaking down the various proteins present in the body and helps in improving the digestion. Some people consume organic papaya leaf and fruit juice when there are no fresh and organic papayas available.
  • Skin of Papaya: Many doctors in the medical field use the skin of the papaya in curing wounds and burns. This is done by placing it on the skin and areas where there is infection.

To conclude, the amount of nutritious benefits that papaya has is truly amazing.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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