People often eat papaya and throw out the seeds, but if they knew how many health benefits they have they wouldn’t do that. Papaya seeds can cure numerous diseases and conditions such as worms, gut problems and Dengue fever.
Health benefits of papaya seeds
- Liver health
The nutrient content of the seeds can cure liver cirrhosis – just grind 5-6 papaya seeds and mix them with a fruit juice or food. Repeat the procedure for a month and you will successfully detox your liver.
- Kidney health
Papaya seeds can prevent renal failure and improve your kidney function.
- Anti-inflammatory properties
Papaya seeds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can relieve arthritis, redness, joint pain and other inflammatory conditions.
- Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
Papaya seeds can fight off viral infections such as Dengue and Typhoid and can also eliminate harmful bacteria such as E. Coli, Staph and Salmonella.
- Fight cancer
Papaya seeds are a great anti-cancer agent which can inhibit cancer cell growth and they also contain isothiocyanate, a compound which can help you defeat leukemia, colon, breast, prostate and lung cancer.
- Eliminate parasites
Papaya seeds contain an alkaloid called Carpaine which can kill ameba parasites and intestinal worms as well. It can also help metabolize proteins.
- A natural contraceptive
The seeds can be used as a natural contraceptive for both sexes and don’t have any adverse side-effects.
- Improve digestion
Papaya seeds are rich in the papain enzyme which can help women to get pregnant and also improve protein digestion in the body.
In order to reduce sperm production, men should eat a teaspoon of papaya seeds every day for 3 months. However, you should know that the effects are temporary and your fertility will go back to normal after stopping the treatment.
How to eat papaya seeds
Papaya seeds can be taken crushed, ground or raw in some milk, fruit juice or salad dressing.
Side-effects and warnings
Pregnant women should avoid eating papaya seeds as it would extend to breastfeeding. Before giving them to your children, you should consult a doctor first.
How to make papaya juice
Take a couple papaya leaves, wash them and cut them into pieces. Pound and squeeze the pulp through a cloth, and drink 2 tablespoons of the juice every day.
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