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Benefits of Papaya seed And Its Side Effects

Papaya seeds possess enzymes which provide many health benefits, not commonly known among people. Among the many direct and indirect benefits that can be gained from the consumption of papaya seeds are better digestion and therefore, improved health of the intestine. A substance, called carpaine, present in papaya seeds, has the capability to destroy intestinal parasites and this ensures the intestine stays healthy. This by itself can keep many disorders within the body at a distance. The other benefits include a healthy liver and healthy kidney that are two vital organs of the body. These are just the tip of the iceberg; papaya seeds do have many more health benefits for a person consuming it regularly.

Benefits of Papaya seed And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Papaya seed
Nutritional Value of Papaya seed
Health Benefits of Papaya seed
Proper Digestion
Healthy Liver
Prevent Cancer
Natural Birth Control
Maintain Healthy Kidneys
Weight Control
Sure cure for dengue fever
Kill E-coli bacteria
Cleanse Body Toxins
Naturally kill parasites and worms
Glowing supple skin
Use it as a food ingredient
Uses of Papaya seed
Side-Effects & Allergies of Papaya seed
Origin And Cultivation of Papaya seed

Papaya seed

Though papaya fruit is available virtually across the world, people prefer to eat the fruit and the general practice is to throw the seeds away. But there is enough research to prove that the seeds are indeed quite potent with multiple advantages when consumed regularly. The seeds are generally black in color and though there may be seedless papayas also in the market, the ones that have the seeds inside them are believed to be better and more authentic. The seeds have to be dried in the sun and then used. Experts have given many suggestions for the way the seeds are to be taken in. In some cases, it can be chewed as it is, whereas in other cases, it has to be ground into a powder and mixed in water, milk or honey as recommended.

Nutritional Value of Papaya seed

The nutritional value that the papaya seeds bring to the table is attributed to the abundance of minerals and vitamins present in it, apart from the seeds being fiber rich. The minerals include phosphorous, iron and calcium and a few others. Many of these are directly useful in improving the human immune system. Some of this is achieved through better digestion and intestinal functions. Papaya seeds can do this quite efficiently.

Health Benefits of Papaya seed

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Papaya seed
Health Benefits of Papaya seed

Proper Digestion

A stronger and better digestive system is assured with the intake of papaya seeds regularly. You can make it a part of your daily dietary routine. The way the seeds work is that the digestive enzymes present in the seeds, help with the processing of the foods consumed and breaking them down to ensure the digestion is smooth and complete.

Healthy Liver

You can achieve a healthier liver with the regular intake of papaya seeds. There have been cases of cirrhosis of the liver getting treated with the consumption of papaya seeds. The way the seeds can be consumed is left to the individual user. One can grind the seeds to a powder and add to any food that is consumed. This can be made into a daily routine and it will take care of any anomaly in the liver without having to wait for some condition to develop.

Prevent Cancer

Another health benefit derived from papaya seeds relates to the ability to prevent cancer. This is done through the presence of a substance, acetogenin, that is present in the milky sap present in the papaya seeds. This substance, is capable of preventing cancer cells from growing. This has been established through scientific research. One of the examples, cited for the use of papaya seeds is by the Japanese, while they consume tea. They are said to add a few papaya seeds in the tea to help them stay healthy.

Natural Birth Control

Papaya seeds can also function as a natural contraceptive. If the couple feels reluctant to take pills to put off unwanted pregnancies, papaya seeds can be a good and healthy alternative to any other means of contraception. However, it’s advisable to get the guidance of an expert, to be able to conceive in the future. It can work on both males and females. The normal dosage is to take it for 90 days.

Maintain Healthy Kidneys

Papaya seeds can also help in maintaining healthy kidneys. The recommendation is to take 7 seeds, 7 times a day. This can be done by chewing the seeds as it is. Experts recommend that while such regular consumption of papaya seeds can be useful to prevent the onset of any kidney related issue, it can also prove to be fruitful in treatment of any kidney problem already existing.

Weight Control

Eating papaya seeds regularly can help with weight management. There is proven evidence to suggest that papaya seeds can burn body fat. As they work on the digestive system, the seeds work on excess fats and sugars present in the food so that they bypass the digestive process and don’t get deposited. This ensures that the body does not gain weight and the health is also maintained at its best. There are also ways to use papaya seeds to lose weight, if someone is already overweight.

Sure cure for dengue fever

An additional benefit accruing from the consumption of papaya seeds is to cure dengue fever. This is a mosquito borne disease caused by mosquitoes breeding in clear water. If not treated on time, dengue can even prove to be fatal. If someone is detected with dengue and he or she takes papaya seeds, it can help in improving the level of blood cells in the system. This will fight the offending dengue virus and cure the disease.

Kill E-coli bacteria

Papaya seeds can fight bacteria very efficiently. This is another proven fact and even when taken in smaller quantities, it is supposed to be very effective in tackling the bad bacteria. Some bacteria, like Ee-coli, can be destroyed by taking papaya seeds and this is an advantage in dealing with food poisoning. If you have a known case of food poisoning, start taking papaya seeds at regular intervals and you will feel better soon.

Cleanse Body Toxins

Getting rid of toxins within the body is another health benefit one can get from eating papaya seeds. The way it works here is that the seeds taken in any form act on detoxing the body and improving the metabolism. Many times, it is the toxins that accumulate in the system, that can precipitate certain conditions and papaya seeds are useful here as a detox tool.

Naturally kill parasites and worms

Papaya seeds can be used as a cure for amoeba parasites and worms, particularly in mal-nourished children. An alkaloid, carpaine has been detected to be present in papaya seeds and this helps in destroying parasites. This technique has been successfully used in some African countries.

Glowing supple skin

These seeds are good for skin rejuvenation. Taking papaya seeds regularly can help in maintaining a smooth and wrinkle-free skin, also slow the process of ageing. Externally, there are remedies for treating acne by resorting to local application. Apply papaya seed paste, leave it for few minutes and wash your face with cold water.

Use it as a food ingredient

Use papaya seeds as a food ingredient and perhaps get all the benefits in one stroke. To make the best use of papaya seeds for gaining all-round health benefits, dry the seeds in the sun, powder it and use in probably every dish you make and you will be on your way to a healthy life. You can prepare jam, juices, jellies, puddings and much more with papaya pulp.

Uses of Papaya seed

Papaya seeds are indeed used in different ways, mostly in the home care segment. There may be some preparations sold for commercial purpose, but predominantly, people buy papaya fruit and eat it regularly as part of their daily diet. The seeds are then dried, preserved and used for different purpose. Some eat the seeds raw, but it does not taste good. Some may powder and consume the seeds by mixing it with honey, water or milk. Others add it in the preparation of dishes.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Papaya seed

Papaya seeds are naturally cultivated and grown. Their consumption cannot possibly result in any side-effects. In fact, the seeds are used in the treatment of conditions like food poisoning. However, it is always recommended to get some expert guidance for the required quantity to be consumed according to illness.

Origin And Cultivation of Papaya seed

Papaya seeds are naturally cultivated and grown. Their consumption cannot possibly result in any side-effects. In fact, the seeds are used in the treatment of conditions like food poisoning. However, it is always recommended to get some expert guidance for the required quantity to be consumed according to illness.

Popular Questions & Answers

Please check for obesity, Can I have obesity or not ,my legs also pains a lot I have eaten too many medicines but it doesn't works doctor has suggested for transplantation.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, whether you are obese or not can be known from your BMI (Body Mass Index). It can calculated by dividing weight (kg) and height (meter square). If your BMI is more than 30, then you are obese. For your leg pain, here are some of the home remedies: 1. Grab your upper lip between your thumb and index finger, and squeeze for about 30 seconds to get relief. 2. Grab the cramping muscle tightly, pushing your fingertips deep into the cramp for about 10 to 15 seconds, then release. You can repeat as often as necessary to relieve the cramp. 3. After the cramp is gone, stretch out the muscle but begin slowly and without bouncing on it. To begin, sit down on the floor and extend the leg. Then reach out and gently pull your toes toward your knee. 4. Drinking a cup of water (about eight ounces) every 20 minutes before, during and after exercise will help keep your system from dehydrating. Dehydration helps to prevent cramping. 5. Boil 1-teaspoon saffron in 1/2 cup water. Let it reduce to become 1 tablespoon. Divide this solution into three portions and take with equal quantities of water, thrice daily for a couple of days. This is very effective home remedy for leg pains and will help to reduce the pain. 6. A diet high in natural fibres from fruits and vegetables, pulses, whole grains, calcium, magnesium and vitamin E rich foods also help in fighting against the joint pains. 7. Drink 1 cup of warm water mixed with limejuice and honey to reduce pain. 8. Avoid mental tensions that lead to stress. Lose weight, if necessary, to get close to your ideal weight. If you weigh less, there is less weight on your joints and less pain 9. Take foods rich in calcium and protein. Exposure to sunlight for vitamin D is also good. Milk and milk products, ragi, drumstick leaves and drumstick are excellent sources of calcium and sprouted pulses and nuts are very good sources of protein for a vegetarian. Include these foods in the daily diet. 10. During the painful stages it is important for the patient to have one or two rest periods during the day. 11. Add one-tablespoon cod liver oil to the juice of one orange, whip and drink before sleeping. 12. One raw clove of garlic every day is very beneficial. This clove can be fried in ghee (clarified butter) or castor oil. Take for 2 months. 13. Drink 15 grams of fresh bathu juice daily with an empty stomach without adding any salt or sugar to it. This is very effective home remedy for leg pains. 14. Massage the affected area with any oil will to provide relief from the pain. 15. Drink a cup of papaya seed tea six or seven times daily for two or three weeks for relief from joint pain. 16. Heavy meals, meat and fish, sour fruits and fried foods should be avoided, as they are difficult to digest. 17. Consumption of rice during nighttime should be avoided. Among fruits bananas are considered best as they provide strength to the joints and grease them. 18. To get relief from a severe leg cramp in the calf muscle, flex your shin muscle (which opposes your calf muscle) by pulling your toes toward your knee. 19. To ease the leg pains and reduce inflammation, ice your shins immediately after running. Use either a store-bought cold pack or simply freeze a wet towel before going out on a run. Whatever you use, wrap the ice pack around your leg and keep it on for 10 or 15 minutes, keeping your foot elevated all the while. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

What is a diet plan if having fatty liver? What is avoid for it in fruits and vegetables?

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
For 3 days take: 1 spoon papaya seed juice + 2 spoon lemon juice ( keep the fresh seeds from papaya in a sieve and press them with spoon. collect the juice, mix with fresh lemon juice) . Consume this as first thing in the morning. After that take Organic India's LKC . for 1 month. Avoid: Fried fatty foods, Bakery food , refund flour ( maida) , tamarind, dry mango powder Can have any fruit or vegetable ( except: Apple, pomegranate, pears and gobhi family ) They are safe in fatty liver.
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I ate green papaya in my pregnancy. Google says dnt eat this. But I am having it. Now what will happen .i am in great fear.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Its the papaya seeds which should not be taken as they contain papain , which can cause miscarriage, but papaya is not contraindicated in pregnancy.

Hi doctor ,I have non alcoholic fatty liver disease from last 2 year .My body Weight is 95 kg and Height is 5 feet 9 inch. I have done liver test that shows ast and alt increase so my question is that how can I repair to fatty liver and reduce my fat. I am suffering from stress also from last few days. What do Hepaxa m tablet in case of fatty liver. Please help me.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Aim for long term weight loss. Bring down your weight by 15 Kgs at least in next one year. Bit by bit..>> Cut down Puris/Parathas/Pizzas/Burgers/Fried Rice..>> Eat slowly and mindfully. Reduce portion size..>> Exercise daily - 'Intense' Cardio for 40-60 mins. This will keep you toned and trim..>> Love yourself and respect your body.
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Popular Health Tips

Tips For Acute Gastritis

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Tips For Acute Gastritis

Inflammation of the stomach is also known as acute gastritis. In this article, you will find 10 natural tips to cure acute gastritis.

Possible causes and habits that could lead to acute gastritis include: medications like aspirin and some pain medicines that can harm the lining and walls of the stomach; the excessive consumption of alcohol; drinking alcohol, coffee, tea, and lemon juice on an empty stomach; and eating hot foods.

When hot foods enter into injured areas of the stomach, the stomach lining and the interior walls slow or stop altogether the flow of blood in the stomach walls, causing reddening, irritation, and in some cases bleeding. All of this can gradually lead to chronic ulcers. An increase of uric acid in the blood can also be the cause of acute gastritis. Some remedies for the treatment of acute gastritis may be very useful in place of using higher-strength medications.

Symptoms of acute gastritis

Lack of the feeling of hunger, especially breakfast.

Vomiting and occasionally blood in the vomit or the stool.

Burning feeling in the stomach.

Feeling of pain the stomach and in the area of the ribs.

Weakness.

Low blood count or hemoglobin levels.

The 10 top tips for gastritis

Honey
Eating bee honey regularly before meals helps fortify the walls of the stomach.

Add 2 tablespoons of bee honey to warm water and drink daily on an empty stomach. It will reduce the acidity of the stomach and the walls will heal themselves naturally.

Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a cup of hot or warm milk and take early each morning to cure the stomach of irritation, and this is the best treatment for gastritis.

Consume a quarter teaspoon of kalonji seeds to cure the stomach and treat acute gastritis. Eat black onion seeds to continually eliminate ulcers as well as stomach cancer.

Eating oatmeal with honey every day for breakfast is very beneficial for curing acute gastritis and ulcers.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of psyllium (ispaghol) to 1 cup of yogurt and add 1 banana. Eat every day a half an hour before breakfast. It is very beneficial for stomach health.

Put dried papaya seeds in the sun and crush them daily into a powder, and put it over slices of pineapple and eat every day on an empty stomach.

Take green cardamom seeds, fennel seeds, and cinnamon in equal portions and fry in a dry pan for only 20-30 seconds. Crush them all and eat a half a teaspoon with each meal.

Eat between 2-3 teaspoons of black salt a day after each meal for 1-2 months to eliminate every cause of gastritis and ulcers.

Press 2 or 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley every day to make a juice and add a pinch of black salt and black powdered pepper. Drink daily, 3 times a day. This will also improve your appetite.
Ginger is the best herb for curing the stomach. Mix ginger and onion juice in equal parts and drink every day, twice a day to alleviate inflammation, nausea, and stomach irritation.

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Ayurveda and Cirrhosis of Liver

MD.(AM), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Ayurveda and Cirrhosis of Liver

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine, which originated in India. Liver cirrhosis is one of the many irreversible diseases which Ayurveda can treat completely. There are a number of Ayurvedic remedies which can stop the disease from progressing to its irreversible stage. Here are some of the most common Ayurvedic medicines which have been proven to slow down the progression of liver cirrhosis:

  1. Bhringraj: According to Ayurvedic doctors, Bhringraj is one of the best natural cures to liver cirrhosis. A teaspoon of bhringaraj juice mixed with honey is considered the best way to administer this herbal remedy.
  2. Katuki: Katuki is a better choice when the liver cirrhosis has occurred to someone elderly. Usually, the root of the herb is used in its powdered form. According to Ayurveda, Katuki should be taken three times a day with the powder dissolved in honey. Katuki makes the liver a lot better by making it reactivate the tissue and produce bile. Reducing constipation is another benefit which this provides.
  3. Arogyavardhini Vati: Arogyavardhini Vati is a compound of Katuki and copper. It is worth note that copper is also very useful in treating liver cirrhosis. The best way to administer this treatment is to give it in tablet form three times a day. The usual strength of the tablet should be 250 mg. The dose is often increased to four tablets a day if the condition is more serious than the doctors had thought it to be.
  4. Papaya seeds: Papaya seeds are another excellent Ayurvedic remedy for liver cirrhosis and especially alcoholic liver cirrhosis. They are also easy to be consumed as they can be taken either raw or in the form of a juice. One tablespoon of the juice of papaya seeds along with ten drops of fresh lime juice can really help improve your condition in just a month.

Finally, it should also be kept in mind that Ayurveda has a whole host of other medicines which can treat liver cirrhosis and these include triphala, trivala, vasaka and kakamachi.

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Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Health benefits of papaya and papaya seeds

Papayas are popular all over the world and for good reason. The tropical fruit is loaded with nutrients such as vitamins a, c, and k, as well as niacin, magnesium, potassium, protein, carotene, and natural fiber. Every part of a papaya tree, from the fruit to the leaves, contains some medicinal properties.

In addition to the fruit pulp, the seeds of this fruit are also edible but they have a pungent, peppery taste. They are rich in phenolic and flavonoid compounds, protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Papaya seeds are also high in fat and should be consumed in moderation.

They help detoxify the liver and exhibit strong antioxidant, anthelmintic and antibacterial effects. You can scoop out the papaya seeds from the fruit and rinse away the gelatinous substance in which they are encased. Eat the seeds as they are or add them to salads, smoothies and other dishes.

Precaution: pregnant women and people with latex allergy or papain allergy should also avoid eating papaya or its seeds.
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Why Your Baby's Diet Must Not Miss Papaya

Ph.D - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Why Your Baby's Diet Must Not Miss Papaya
Health benefits of papaya for babies

When babies graduate from liquids to semi-solids, their diet needs to be tasty as well as healthy. This is the time where immunities are built and how well they eat now will largely decide how fit they will be in the years to come. Selecting their diet is crucial. Papaya is one item which is highly recommended in a baby's diet. Here are the reasons why:

1)Eyesight - Papayas are good for eyesight as they have vitamin A. At a stage when your baby is developing his eyesight, a little help from what he eats will do wonders.
2)Blood Generation - Papayas are known to increase blood count.
3)Digestion - Papayas improve digestion. Since babies are mostly in sedentary position, digestion needs assistance. Mashed papayas are a good idea for this.
4)Skin Problems - Papayas control skin ulcers.
5)Brain - Papayas facilitate brain development which is very important for babies.
6)Bones - Papayas are good for bones. Apart from the oil massages and milk intake, this would also add to the benefit.
7)Muscles - Papayas strengthen the muscles as well.
8)Immunity Building - Papayas are a good source of vitamin C and folate. It strengthens your child’s immune system.
9)Intestinal Worms - Infants at times suffer with the problem of parasitic worms in their intestines. Small amounts of dried papaya seeds with honey can be useful in controlling these intestinal worms.

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PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Cirrhosis of Liver:

? Cirrhosis of the liver is when the blood flow to and from the liver gets obstructed
? This happens when healthy tissues are replaced with scar tissues
? As time progresses, the size of the liver reduces

Symptoms to look for:

? Indigestion
? Nausea
? Vomiting
? Abdominal pain
? Loss of weight
? Foul breath
? Jaundiced skin
? Fever
? Thin, red spidery markings on face, neck and arms
? Abdominal bloating

Causes:

? Excessive alcohol consumption
? Poor nutrition
? Presence of toxins in the body

Natural home remedy using papaya seeds and lemon juice:

1. Crush a handful of papaya seeds
2. Press them on a sieve and extract the juice
3. Take 1 tbsp of this juice
4. Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice
5. Mix well
6. Drink 2 times every day

Natural home remedy using yogurt and cumin powder:

1. Take 2 tbsp of yogurt
2. Add 2 cups of water
3. Add 2 tsp of cumin seed powder
4. Add 1 tsp of salt
5. Blend them together to make buttermilk
6. Drink 2 times every day

Natural home remedy using lemon and salt:

1. Take 1 glass water
2. Squeeze half a lemon
3. Add 1 tsp of salt
4. Mix well
5. Drink 3 times a day

Natural home remedy using carrot and spinach juice:

1. Wash and chop a carrot
2. Wash and chop a few spinach leaves
3. Crush them to a fine paste
4. Press this paste on a strainer and remove the juice
5. Drink this juice to get relief from this condition
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Table of Content

Papaya seed
Nutritional Value of Papaya seed
Health Benefits of Papaya seed
Proper Digestion
Healthy Liver
Prevent Cancer
Natural Birth Control
Maintain Healthy Kidneys
Weight Control
Sure cure for dengue fever
Kill E-coli bacteria
Cleanse Body Toxins
Naturally kill parasites and worms
Glowing supple skin
Use it as a food ingredient
Uses of Papaya seed
Side-Effects & Allergies of Papaya seed
Origin And Cultivation of Papaya seed