The papaya is a large fruit known for its sweet flavor. Originally native to southern Mexico, it is now grown in tropical locations worldwide. The fruit of the papaya is loaded with vitamins, folate, potassium, and calcium, and has been recognized for its many health benefits.
However, many of us probably throw away a very important part of the papaya. Not only are papaya seeds edible, but they also carry amazing health benefits for the liver, gut, kidneys and other body systems.
1. Destruction of parasites that live in the intestine
The fruit of the papaya is known to metabolize proteins, which creates a hostile environment for intestinal parasites. However, the seeds contain carpaine, an alkaloid that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. The seeds even destroy parasite eggs before they hatch.
The seeds should be taken at least 30 minutes before breakfast. First, dry seeds completely. Crush to a powder and mix with honey. The mixture can be added to lemon tea. It is most effective when the drink is consumed three times a day.
2. Promotion of kidney health
Research has proven papaya seeds to be useful in protecting the kidneys and prevention of renal failure. They have even proven helpful for kidney diseases and infections. An extract from the seeds detoxifies the kidneys by working against oxidative stress, a major factor in kidney failure in diabetics.
Seeds can be mixed into fruit juice for consumption. For best results, avoid refined foods during treatment.
3. Heals liver cirrhosis
Liver cirrhosis is a disease that hardens and shrinks the liver to a condition that it cannot filter toxins from the body. The condition is usually caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Papaya seeds help detoxify the liver and heal cirrhosis.
Dried or fresh seeds (about 10) should be ground or crushed and mixed with lemon. The mixture is then added to a glass of water. This treatment has shown dramatic results when taken twice daily for 30 days. It is important to speak with your doctor about potential risks when taken with other medications.
4. Reduction of joint inflammation
Both the fruit and seeds of the papaya have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Papain and chymopapain are enzymes that reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and other conditions that cause joint pain and swelling.
5. Kills bacteria and heals viral infections
Papaya seeds work to eliminate inflammation and bad bacteria in your digestive system. An extract created from the seeds has been proven effective in fighting bacterial infections and even treating food poisoning. Papaya seeds are effective killers of E. coli, staph, salmonella, and other dangerous bacteria. Papaya seeds have been used in Nigeria to successfully treat typhoid fever, and in Costa Rica to fight dengue fever.
Early treatment for food poisoning is important for results. Start taking seeds with the first symptoms and take three times daily. It is best to consume a small amount of food with treatment.