Papaya is very healthy and we are aware of its health benefits. But, papaya seeds are also very beneficial for our health. In this article you will be able to read about the health benefits of papaya seeds.
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- Liver Health
These seeds are rich in nutrients which are very useful for the liver. Crumple or mince 5-6 papaya seeds and eat them in combination with your meals or juice, preferably with lime juice. This treatment lasts for one month. You will detoxify your liver and protect your liver from disease by consuming small amounts of papaya seeds every day.
- Kidney Health
The experts from the University of Karachi, papaya seeds are capable of improving kidney health and preventing renal disease. They are very useful for ailments caused by kidney poisoning.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
These seeds have natural anti-inflammatory properties and can ease joint pain, arthritis, swelling and redness.
- Anti-bacterial and Anti-viral Properties
Only a little bit of papaya seeds will kill the dangerous bacteria such as E. Coli, Staph, and Salmonella. These seeds are also efficient in treating viral infections and can heal Typhoid, Dengue and many other ailments. The Nigerians are making a combination of papaya seeds and milk as a natural remedy for Typhoid fever.
In addition, the Costa Ricans are treating Dengue fever with papaya seeds or with a fresh juice of papaya leaves.
How To Prepare Papaya Juice:
- Grab 2 papaya leaves
- Wash and chop them in smaller pieces
- Pound and squeeze the pulp through a filter cloth
- You can squeeze only 2 tablespoons of juice
- Consume two tablespoons of the juice in a day
- Arresting Cancer
These seeds include nutrients which are capable of disabling the development and growth of cancer cells and tumors. They are loaded with isothiacyanate which keeps us safe from leukemia, colon, breast, lung and prostate cancer.
- Destroys Parasites
These seeds include an alkaloid called “Carpaine” which is efficient in killing intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. In addition, papaya fruit enhances the metabolism of proteins and makes the digestive system a harsh environment for the parasites. A studies have proved that kids in Nigeria who drank papaya seed juice for one week removed the parasites in their gut 75% of the times.
- Natural Contraceptive
These seeds are natural contraceptives for men and women, without any negative side effects. The papaya fruit and seeds have been used as a natural contraceptives for centuries by the people in the Indian subcontinent and in some parts of Southeast Asia.
- Helps Digestion
Papaya and papaya seeds contain high concentration of papain, an enzyme that is very helpful for the digestion. Moreomer, they are the most effective natural composition for women who are trying to conceive.
In men, 1 teaspoon of papaya seeds daily for a period of three months will reduce the sperm production without impacting the libido. But, the effect is only temporary and when you stop eating papaya seeds, the fertility will normalize again.
How To Eat Papaya Seeds
They can be consumed raw, crushed or ground in salad dressings, milk and honey.
Side effects and potential warnings:
Pregnant women shouldn’t eat green papaya or papaya seeds. In addition, these seeds are potent anti-parasitic agents and could be too strong for the kids, so you should ask your doctor for an opinion before letting your kids to consume them.