Health Benefits of Papaya

I remember the first time I tried an organic papaya, oh how my mouth watered in excitement, the taste was sensational. Carica papaya originates in central America and south Mexico but has now gained popularity all over the world. Papaya does not only satisfy our taste buds, this wonderful fruit contains a number of health benefits; lets learn more about the “fruits of Angels”.

Papaya is alkaline with a PH level of approximately 8.5. Papaya is high in fibre which aids in digestion and takes part in giving your skin a healthy glow. Papaya is loaded with vitamin C, which aids in wound healing, reduces the risk of cancer as a result of oxidative stress, and boosts your immune system allowing you to easily rid of ailments such as cough and cold. Papaya also contains Vitamin A, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and calcium. You can find antioxidants present in papaya. Antioxidants help strengthen immunity and to eliminate free radicals in the body. In addition, papaya is rich in bioflavonoids which are nutrients that assist the body in responding to biological changes in the environment.

Papaya is magical, its seed extracts have shown chemotherapeutic effects, reducing cancer by arresting the development of cancerous cells. In addition papaya will assist in keeping your heart healthy, preventing the oxidation of cholesterol preventing the clogging of blood vessels.

Our ancestors used papaya to heal scars, burns, and skin diseases.

Skin Health
–        Skin moisturizer

–        Prevents and diminishes acne

–        Reduces wrinkles

–        Clears pigmentation

–        Reduces under eye circles

–        Cures eczema

–        Controls acne breakouts ( * you can use raw papaya juice to sooth redness, soreness, and inflammation caused by acne)e

–        Treats melasma

Hair Benefits:

–        Reduces dandruff

–        Increase hair growth

–        Conditions hair

–        Promotes production of sebum

Health Benefits:

–        Supports heart health

–        Immunity boost

–        Heals wounds

–        Prevents cancer

–        Aids digestion

–        Reduce inflammation in the lungs

–        Treats ringworm

–        Aids Throat disorder

–        Eases menstrual pain

–        Helps in muscle tissue renewal

–        Reduce stress

–        Aids in weight loss

–        Treats nausea

–         Prevents IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome

–        Helps control blood pressure

–        Used for birth control

–        Increases lactation

–        Treats gout

–        Cures vitiligo


Whether you are eating papaya raw, in a smoothie, or using it as a skin treatment you will gain a number of benefits, making papaya a positive contribution to your health.

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