The papaya fruit is both delicious and loaded with nutrients such as niacin, papain, thiamine, phosphorus, iron, calcium, fiber etc. All of these nutrients are particularly beneficial for the immune system as well as the bowel movement. However, many people throw away the papaya seeds without knowing of the health benefits they can provide too besides the fruit. Keep reading to learn more about how to use them and the benefits they provide.
Kidney health and renal failure could be prevented by using papaya seeds. This also applies to diseases that are related to kidney poisoning.
Papaya seeds contain many vital nutrients that help heal liver cirrhosis. You need to grind or crush 5-6 Papaya Seeds and consume them with food or juice; it is mostly beneficial if it’s consumed with lime juice. This should be done for around 30 days. Also, eating small amounts of Papaya seeds on a daily basis helps in detoxing the liver and keeps all the liver diseases at bay.
Papaya seeds are very powerful anti-inflammatory agents, and that makes them highly efficient in relieving arthritis, swelling, joint pain, and redness.
Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral properties
Very small amount of Papaya Seeds can kill bacteria such as Staph, E. Coli, and Salmonella and it work well in food poisoning cases. Moreover, they are very successful in fighting viral infections and healing typhoid, dengue, and a lot of other diseases. For instance, in Nigeria papaya seeds combined with milk are an excellent remedy for typhoid fever.
The papaya seeds contain isothiocyanate that works great for colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer.
Papaya seeds are abundant in an alkaloid called “carpaine,” which is highly beneficial against intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. This fruit stimulates protein metabolism in human’s body creating an extremely unfriendly environment in the digestive tract for parasites to thrive. According to some studies, 75% of the children in Nigeria are eliminating gut parasites by just consuming papaya seed juice for 7 days.
There are some researches that show that eating papaya seeds can greatly reduce the sperm production without affecting the libido. It’s known that both women and men on the Indian subcontinent and in some parts of Southeast Asia have traditionally used papaya and its seeds as a way of birth control for centuries.
There is high content of the enzyme papain in both papaya seeds and unripe papaya. This enzyme is very beneficial for protein digestion; yet, it is best to be avoided by women that are trying to conceive.
How to Consume Papaya Seeds
There are many ways to consume papaya seeds – They can be eaten raw (which gives a strong, pepper-like but bitter taste), grounded or crushed in salad dressings, honey or milk.
Side effects and potential warnings of using papaya seeds
Pregnant women need to avoid consuming green papaya or papaya seeds. This also appeals to breastfeeding women. Furthermore, papaya seeds have powerful anti-parasitic effects that might be too strong for children and for that reason you need to consult a doctor before giving them to younger children.