Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Papaya for Diabetics, Constipation, Warts, Heart Disease, Rheumatism, Weightloss, Celiac disease & more

Freshly picked from my backyard.
Ripe, Sweet & Soft Papaya
The Papaya is literally a miracle fruit - its enzymes & vitamins benefit the body in a hundred different ways.
I. It has digestive enzymes which prevent constipation.
When one of my babies, at 6m, went through a bout of severe constipation, one of the things I was recommended for natural healing, by an Indian doctor, was to give papaya thrice a day. The natural enzymes in it gave a great improvement.

Papain, a vegetable pepsin, digests food in acid, alkaline & neutral mediums.
Even celiac disease patients, who cannot tolerate wheat protein gliandin, can tolerate it if treated with papain
Nearly 80% of American beer is treated with papain, to digest precipitable protein fragments for beer, in order to remain clear on cooling.
Papain is also used for degumming (or digesting the gum) in natural silk. Most of the papain imported in the U.S. is used for meat-tenderizers and chewing gums

Papaya Seeds are a vermifuge - clearing the digestive system of worms (seeds),

Papaya also digests cholesterol:
Hardened cholesterol is the main cause for plaque buildup in the arteries and thus a regular diet of papaya will reduce risk of heart disease and promote health.
It is high in potassium and thus good for reducing bloodpressure

It is hypoglycemic, good for Diabetes
Personal anecdote-
My mother who takes insulin twice a day used to get low blood sugar levels on days she ate papaya. She now reduces her insulin shot by 6-12 units (reg. dose is 20-30 units twice daily) on days when she eats ripe papaya, depending on quantity.
On days when she can eat papaya 3-4 times a day, she can control sugar levels with pills or about 6-8 units insulin.
I'm not sure if a supplement of Papain, that is being available now, will show the same results or not- If you're a diabetic, you should read up this info.

Javanese believe that eating papaya prevents rheumatism and it has been seen that dietary papaya reduces urine acidity in humans - uric acid buildup in joints is one of the main symptoms of rheumatism.

At 32kcal/100gm its great for weightloss and present in many diets, and is placed first among fruits for Vit C, A, Riboflavin, Calcium, thiamine. iron, niacin & fibre

Fruit and seed extracts have pronounced bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherischia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Shigella flexneri (Emeruwa, 1982).

The juice from the leaves are supposed to reduce warts & freckles
NOTE : In India, it is a well known fact that Papaya must not be used while pregnant or those considering it. It is not only supposed to be contraceptive, both in the male & female, it also causes uterine contractions and is termed an abortifacient.
It is however recommended after birth for increased milk production & its beneficial enzymes.

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2 Papaya plants from my backyard , 1 gives long, not -too sweet fruit, the other gives short round dense & sweet fruit. They do not taste bland or slightly sweet like the Mexican variety in supermarkets!
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  1. Papaya is best for diabetic constipation warts. Useful information

  2. it was nice to know all these.
    thanx for the same.


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