When we eat fruits, most of the time the seeds find their way into the dustbin and it is the same case when it comes to papaya fruit as well. However, not many know that papaya seeds contain nutrients that are highly beneficial and how they can prevent and cure a plethora of ailments related to the liver, gut, intestinal worms and even diseases like Dengue.

Papaya seeds contain vital nutrients that help heal cirrhosis of the liver. Grinding a few seeds and having them with food or juice, especially lime juice is highly beneficial if done for 30 days. Regular consumption helps in detoxing the liver and keeps liver diseases at bay. Papaya seeds are also beneficial to the kidney and keeps kidneys healthy. Papaya Seeds are anti-inflammatory making them great for alleviating arthritis, joint disease, swelling, pain, and redness. These seeds also help in killing harmful bacteria like E. coli, Staph, and Salmonella as well as helping in fighting viral infections and curing Dengue, Typhoid, and numerous other diseases. Papaya Seeds also contain agents that stop the growth of cancer cells and tumors. They contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancer.

The Seeds of Papaya contain an alkaloid called “Carpaine” that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. Apart from all these properties, it is also a natural contraceptive without any side effects. The enzyme papain available in Papaya and seeds is beneficial for protein digestion.

As a precaution, pregnant women should not use papaya seeds or the enzyme-rich green papaya. Like all natural products, it is advisable to consult a physician before consuming these regularly as consumption of such natural products depend on body types. Leading Ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala conduct regular clinics on consumption of natural products that are beneficial to the human body.

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