- by Dr Sheetal Chhabria
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- Aug 16 2017
What are the benefits of papaya seeds?
A part of the fruit that is thrashed away without a second thought, the papaya seeds have so many medicinal properties including the treatment of a plethora of ailments related to the liver, kidneys, gut, and even diseases like dengue. The nutrients in the seeds and green papaya have many positive effects on the body.
The following is a list that illustrates papaya seeds benefits:
Papaya seeds for liver
The nutrients in papaya seeds help in liver rejuvenation and detoxification. Liver cirrhosis is a disease that shrinks and hardens the liver and is usually caused due to excessive alcohol consumption.
- Grind or crush 5–6 papaya seeds
- Add this in the lime juice and drink it regularly for 30 days
Consuming papaya seeds twice a day can improve these conditions dramatically.
Papaya seeds for eliminating bacterial and viral infections
These seeds have powerful enzymes that eliminate harmful bacteria like E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella thus preventing the body from diarrhea, kidney related issues, viral infections, typhoid, dengue, and numerous other diseases. The seeds and leaves can also eliminate viral infections like dengue fever and typhoid.
The seeds have been extensively used in Costa Rica to fight against dengue fever. The juice from papaya leaves can also help cure dengue by increasing platelet count.
Papaya seeds and pain relief
Papaya plant including the seeds have strong anti-inflammatory properties and help in easing arthritis pain, joint pain, and swelling.
Papaya seeds and guts
The seeds also kill intestinal worms and parasites and make the environment favorable only for the good bacteria and hostile for the rest.
Also, both unripe papaya and papaya seeds contain an enzyme called papain which solves many indigestion problems.
Papaya seeds can be used as a natural contraceptive option
Contraceptives bought at the counter have many effects on prolonged usage. Papaya seeds are natural contraceptives with zero side effects. Women have used the seeds as a traditional birth control method while for men; it reduces the production of sperm without affecting their libido. When the regular consumption is stopped, all these effects are reversed back to normal.
Papaya seeds and cancer
The seeds have agents that prevent the growth of cancer cells and tumors and are effective against leukemia, breast and prostate cancer.
How to consume papaya seeds?
The seeds can be eaten raw but have a very bitter taste so; you can crush them and add it with milk or lemon juice.
The papaya plant leaves are crushed so that only the pulp is squeezed out. Consume two spoons a day.
Papaya seeds are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women and should be taken within limits by the others. Overconsumption has side effects and can specifically hinder pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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