digestive disorder remedy with Papaya (Pawpaw)

Papaya Tree and its usefulness

Papaya, a Diocous tree of the Caricaceae family,  that grows from 4 to 6 m high, with cylindrical unbranched trunk whose upper part fruits and leaves grow.
Having 42.78 Calories is a nutritious plant containing Carbohydrates, Fat, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, water and Lycopene.


Papain is found in the leaves and latex of the payaya tree, a protein-splitting enzyme able to hydrolyze proteins, liberating the amino acids they consist of. Papain is an ingredient in several pharmaceutical preparations. Papain is used in orthopaedic surgery to dissolve the nucleus of the intervertebral disk in the case of slipped disk.

The latex and the leaves are recommended for people suffering from lack of digestive juice, caused by pancreatitis or chronic gastritis. They are also useful against intestinal parasites, especially tapeworms. Although when not ripe the latex can cause an allergic reaction in some persons.
Papaya (Pawpaw) leaves can also be used for the treatment of malaria when made as a tea, although it is not scientifically proven.

The fruit of the papaya tree called the Papaya or melon, usually eaten raw, or the unripe fruit cooked in salads; are rich in vitamins A and C and they do not contain papain. They are an excellent medicine food for people suffering from digestive disorders and intestinal afflictions such as chronic constipation or irritable bowel.