Health Benefits of Papaya
Papaya in raw form contains this enzyme, which is used in the preparation of dietary supplements and chewing gums.
Papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as vitamin B (folate and pantothenic acid). It is also a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium.
Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that aids digestion; in fact, it can be used as a meat tenderizer. Papaya is also high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Papaya has been used throughout the world for generations for the treatment of digestive upset, to induce labor, to treat malaria and Denuge Fever, intestinal parasites, skin infections, and other chronic conditions. Carica papaya leaf extract is safe and effective in increasing the immune system’s functioning allowing it to fight foreign invaders including cancerous cells and tumors more effectively.