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A Natural Zika Virus Treatment?


Papaya leafCould papaya leaf juice be a natural treatment for the Zika virus?

This article examines the evidence, has an important precaution for pregnant women and explains how to prepare papaya leaf juice for mosquito-borne viral infections like Zika and Dengue.

What Is Zika Virus and What Are the Symptoms?

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Natural Male Birth Control – Papaya Seeds as a Contraceptive for Men?


pawpaw birth controlScientists are working on a male birth control pill designed to block the release of sperm and prevent unwanted pregnancy. So far many of the attempted methods involving inhibiting hormones appear to lead to testosterone problems and decreased libido.

There are however some potential natural methods of birth control without such side effects. One of the most interesting is using papaya seeds for male contraception.

Ahead is what we know about using the seeds of papaya as a contraceptive for men, potential precautions if you choose to use them and the simplest and best tasting way to add papaya seeds to your diet.

Papaya Seeds as Birth Control in Traditional Cultures

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Could Papaya Leaf be a Cancer Treatment?


Cancer Papaya LeavesWhile the antioxidants, digestive enzymes and other nutritional factors in papaya can provide some protection against developing cancer, recent research studies are showing papaya leaves may have potential as a cancer treatment for those already suffering from the disease.

Papaya Leaf Cancer Research

Research by Doctor Nam Dang at the University of Florida found an extract made from dried papaya leaves killed cancer cells directly and slowed the growth of tumor cells in cultures.

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How to Use Papaya Seeds for Parasites


Anti-parasitic paw paw seedsIntestinal parasites are a far more common problem than most people realize. They are also notoriously difficult to diagnose due to the wide variety of symptoms that can result from a parasitic infection.

Some, but by no means all of these symptoms can include bloating and excessive gas, frequent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, extreme fatigue, an increasing number of allergies and poor general immunity combined with a lack of energy and regular sickness.

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Eating Papaya Seeds for Digestive Health


eat pawpaw seedsYou can eat papaya seeds and they have some interesting benefits, particularly for your digestive system. For a more detailed look at the many other reasons you might want to use them, as well as some potential precautions, see the page on papaya seed health treatments.

This page will focus on what to do with papaya seeds and how many to take as a time. Also, where to get them and preparation suggestions for using the seeds from papaya fruit.

Where to Get Papaya Seeds and How to Store Them

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds


Uses-for-papaya-seedsWhile most people throw them away, papaya seeds are not only edible, small amounts of them in your diet can be surprisingly good for you.

Keep in mind though that chewing half a teaspoon of the seeds is not like eating papaya fruit. They have a strong flavor, more like a cross between mustard and black peppercorns.

If you can handle that, ahead are some of the main health benefits of papaya seeds, followed by some interesting ways to add them to your diet.

Papaya Seeds, Worms and Other Parasitic Infections

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Papaya Enzyme Side Effects and Warnings


Side effects of Papaw enzymeWhile there are many benefits to eating papaya fruit, there are also a few potential papaya enzyme side effects and warnings to be aware of.

This is particularly the case with regards to the green unripe fruit, papaya seeds, papaya leaf and papain enzyme digestive supplements.

Let’s have a look at some of the possible side effects of papaya enzymes and when it may be best to limit their use.

Pregnancy Precautions with Papaya

Green papaya latex, which is rich in the main papaya enzyme papain, has been traditionally used by various cultures in Asia to induce a miscarriage during pregnancy.

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How Papaya Enzyme Benefits Digestion


Papaw enzymeWhile eating fruit after a meal isn’t generally recommended as it can have a negative effect on your digestion, papaya is one of the few exceptions

Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain, caricain and glycyl endopeptidase, that can greatly aid in the digestive process. This is especially true of meals that contain meat or other concentrated forms of protein.

But, as this page will show, papaya enzyme can have many other health benefits and may have an even more important role to play when taken on an empty stomach.

Protein Digestion and Papaya Enzymes

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Papaya Facial Treatments for Healthy Skin


Papaya-facePapaya is full of alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes like papain that break down dead skin cells when used topically.

Regular use of fresh papaya fruit on the face often leads to an improvement in the tone, texture and appearance of our skin and even a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Many people report online that papaya facial treatments are also useful for treating acne, minor scarring, sunburn and age spots and the papaya mask recipes ahead may be useful for these conditions as well.

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Papaya Salsa and Ripe Papaya Salad Recipes


Salad with PapayaHere are two of my favorite papaya recipes to add a tropical touch to your meals. They are both great to have with a meat dish as they will really improve its digestion.

Papaya Salsa

This is a very simple and healthy papaya salsa recipe with a sweet yet tangy taste. You could have it as a side serving or directly on top of grass-fed beef, organic chicken, fresh fish or even grilled mushrooms.

Ingredients needed:

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Eating Papaya for Better Health


How to Eat PapayaThere are many good reasons to eat papaya more often. This delicious tropical fruit has a long list of health benefits and is particularly good at aiding digestion with its abundant enzyme content.

As its popularity increases, it is becoming easier to find papaya in the fruit section of your supermarket. But how should you pick a ripe one and prepare it and when are the best times to eat it?

How to Pick a Ripe Papaya

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