Papaya is very nutrient fruit. Its binomial name is "Carica papaya". It is also known as "Fruit of Angels".Its plant is similar to tree which grows rapidly with single stem up to 10 meters . It is cultivated in tropical countries like India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Vietnam etc. Papaya contains vitamin A , C, natural fiber, flavonoids and folate. It contains an enzyme called "papain" which helps to digest proteins. It is cholesterol-free and fat-free. Papaya is used for food, medicine and cooking supplement.
Health Benefits of Papaya :
1. Papaya is very good for digestion. It not only prevents constipation but improves the functioning of digestive system. It is suggested to consume ripen papaya fruit which is easily digestible. Unripe papaya solve constipation problem faster than ripe one.
2. Papayas are very rich in fiber which is very useful to lower high cholesterol levels. It's fiber prevents body cells from toxins which cause cancer.
3. It is used for the treatment of intestinal worms. Mixture of Papaya seeds and honey can be given to the patients who have worms in their stomach.
4. Vitamin A and C are required to develop healthy immune system. Papaya contains both hence it increases immunity.
5. Papaya can be consumed in the case of recurrent cold, flu and infections. It is very useful in case of ear infection.
6. Skin of papaya is used for the treatment of skin wounds which do not heal fast.
7. Papaya can be used to control dandruff and papaya is an essential ingredient in some shampoos. Those can be used to wash hair.
8. Daily consumption of papaya juice reduces lung inflammation caused by smoking.
9. It is very useful in morning and motion sickness. It prevents nausea.
10. Menstruation Irregularities can be regulated by taking raw papaya juice.
11. Women can eat green papaya for contraception and abortion. It prevents pregnancies.
12. Consumption of papaya can heal ulcers also.
Some uses of Papaya :
Papaya Energy Drink :
It is excellent energy drink for the children. Mix milk and papaya (first blend it) in equal quantity. Mix honey according to the taste. Energy drink is ready.
Do you have pimples and wrinkles on your face? Don't worry! Here is a very easy remedy. Take raw papaya pulp and rub it on the face. It will remove pimples and wrinkles.
Many face glowing products use papaya as their ingredient. It is very good for skin. It can be used as a face pack. It removes dead skin and brings shine on the face.
Papaya can be added into the fruit salad. It will increase the taste of the salad. It offers both taste and health.
Now we can understand how much useful papaya is! You can take papaya at any time but best time is morning. Add it in your daily diet. Enjoy the taste of this fruit of angels .
Note : Originally posted by same author on exposeknowledge.com