HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA SEEDS

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Pawpaw seeds, also known as papaya seeds, are rich in several nutrients and have been associated with various health benefits.

One of the most significant health benefits of pawpaw seeds is their high content of antioxidants. Pawpaw seeds contain a compound called carpaine, which has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to aging and diseases.

Pawpaw seeds are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients are important for maintaining good health, a strong immune system, and preventing diseases.

In addition, pawpaw seeds have been traditionally used in herbal medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties. The seeds contain a compound called papain, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve digestion.

Some studies have also suggested that pawpaw seeds may have anti-cancer properties. The seeds contain a compound called lycopene, which has been shown to have anti-proliferative effects on cancer cells.

HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF PAPAYA SEEDS

Most people when eating papaya, throw away the seeds while not knowing how beneficial they are and that they can prevent and cure a plethora of ailments related to the liver, gut, worms and even diseases like Dengue.

The seeds have many nutrients that can help you to heal cirrhosis of the liver.

Grind 5-6 papaya seeds with food or juice. Do this for 30 days. They will help in the detoxification of the liver and keep liver diseases at bay.

1. Kidney Health

Papaya Seeds can be used to improve the health of the kidneys and prevent renal failure.

2. Anti-inflammatory properties

Papaya Seeds are great for alleviating arthritis, joint disease, swelling, pain, and redness because they have anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties

Papaya Seeds can kill harmful bacteria like E. coli, Staph, and Salmonella. Also, they fight viral infections and cure Dengue, Typhoid and a lot of other diseases.

4. Making papaya juice:

Use 2 papaya leaves
Wash and cut into small pieces
Pound and squeeze the pulp through a filter cloth
Squeeze out only 2 tablespoons of juice
Serve 2 tablespoons daily

5. Papaya Seeds have agents that can help stop the growth of cancer cells and tumours Also, they have isothiocyanate which is good for colon, breast, leukaemia lung and prostate cancer.

6. Destroys parasites
Papaya Seeds have “Carpaine”, an alkaloid which kills intestinal worms and ameba parasites. It can help to metabolize proteins. Also, it makes the gastrointestinal tract an extremely hostile place for parasites to live and thrive.

7. Aids digestion

Papaya seeds are high in the enzyme papain which is a beneficial aid to protein digestion and is the best solution for women who are trying to get pregnant.

Males have to eat 1 teaspoon of Papaya Seeds every day, for 3 months in order to reduce sperm production without affecting libido. But, however, this effect is temporary: when the seeds are discontinued, the fertility comes back to normal.

How to eat papaya seeds:

They can be eaten crushed, ground or raw in Salad dressings, honey, or milk.

It’s important to note that while pawpaw seeds have been associated with several health benefits, more research is needed to fully understand their effects on human health. It’s also important to consume pawpaw seeds in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.

Dr Iyke, Contributor

 

Mackenzie Restaurant, Samreboi. Visit and tantalize your taste buds.

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