1. Prevent infection and pus:
Swelling causes you a burning sensation, which can lead to infections. In that case, take the green papaya juice, put on the swelling to prevent infection and pus.
2. Strengthen resistance:
In papaya fruit contains two very important compounds are papain and chymopapain. These are two very effective digestive enzymes that help reduce inflammation and heal wounds.
In addition, papaya contains many vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene, which help prevent inflammation at the highest level, while helping the immune system work better. Thanks to that, it helps us to strengthen the resistance, prevention of common diseases such as flu, sore throat …
Reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Vitamin C, found in foods, especially in papaya, protects against the risk of polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Enhancing lung function:
Those smokers or have to live in an environment with smoke (passive smoking) should be supplemented
foods rich in vitamin A, including papaya.
Papaya contains strong enzymes capable of breaking down sebum and dead cells. You just peeled, seeded and pureed papaya, apply on face for 15 minutes, then wipe with a towel helps remove dead skin.
5. Improve digestion:
Papaya is a sweet, easy to eat fruit, and also good for the digestive system. Scientists found an enzyme in papaya called papain, effective support and protection for our digestive system. At the same time, papaya fibers are capable of “picking up” the toxins in the colon (the main component of the large intestine), protecting the healthy cells.
Not only that, it contains a lot of nutrients such as folate, vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, so it has the ability to prevent colon cancer, helping the digestive system is healthy.
6. Treating freckles:
Take the plastic of blue papaya and use cotton dots in papaya, apply to freckles on the face. It should be noted that not all areas of the face only the freckles only because the papaya is antiseptic and cause skin rash, itching or even skin peeling.
7. Cracked heel cracks:
When the heel is cracked, the green papaya milled on the skin for half an hour. Perform this method often, the heel will be more rosy and smooth.
8. Cancer prevention:
Not only that, some recent scientists in the clinical laboratory of the Cancer Center, University of Florida, USA and University of Tokyo, Japan have been working together to study the ability of cancer prevention. of papaya leaves. Scientists have also discovered that active papaya leaves extract the ability to promote the production of Th1 lymphocytes – cells that play an important role in the immune system.
Their results, published in early 2010, show that the extract of papaya leaves has the potential to inhibit the growth of 10 types of cancer cells.
Side effects of papaya
With the use of papaya as listed above, help us somewhat know the great use of this fruit. However, there are side effects that are not well known:
People with jaundice
Not all ripened papaya, pumpkin, carrots, mango … are foods that are high in beta-carotene. Many people eat a lot of these foods, resulting in yellowing of the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the back of the hands, the instep of the feet due to the accumulation of beta-carotene.
To improve this symptom, you should stop eating for a while. Monitor if the condition is not improved so see a specialist find out.
Eating cooked papaya regularly will stimulate the digestive system, reduce symptoms indigestion, constipation. However, eating too much papaya will upset your digestive system, which can cause stomach upset with symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, abdominal distension …
The main culprit of these symptoms is the abundance of fiber and papaya in the stomach causing the stomach to contract a lot. It even stimulates the stomach causing vomiting.