When Christopher Columbus reached the shores of the ‘New Continent’ he discovered he was enticed by the sunlit-colored papaya fruit which he named as the “Fruit of the Angels”. Enjoyed all around the world as a sweet tropical delight, papaya fruit has great value for correcting the imbalances in body. All the medical systems give great importance to papaya since each and every part of this tropical tree and its fruit has many therapeutic benefits in maintaining good health. Although papaya had been very exotic in the past, today, it has become a common fruit that is found throughout the world.
Health benefits of the fruit of the angels
1) A rich source of nutrients
Ripe papaya fruit is an appetizer, digestive, carminative and diuretic. It cures inflammation, removes urinary concentrations and relieves obesity. Papaya fruit contains Vitamins B and C and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. It is used in treating bleeding piles, wounds of the urinary tract and some skin disorders
2) Papaya is a panacea for rejuvenation
Papaya fruit is a reliable source to control premature aging because of its rejuvenating properties. It contains correct nutrients for proper digestion. Taking papaya fruit either as fruit or in some other form will guarantee the turning point in the climb back to vitality and good health.
3) An effective cleanser
Papaya juice is an effective cleanser. If you take 150 ml of papaya juice alternated each hour for twelve hours by the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice, it will clear all toxins in your digestive system. It can also prevent colon cancer.
4) A fruit best for digestion
Papaya is considered as the best remedy for many digestive disorders and is excellent for improving poor digestion. It has the soluble fiber good for digestion. The enzyme found in papaya fruit, called papain, is an important chemical in digesting proteins. The unripe papaya fruit contains a large concentration of the papain enzyme. Papain is extracted and dried as a powder for use to aid the digestion. It is often used as a meat tenderizer since the enzyme partially breaks down the meat fibers. The extraction is used in most of the health supplements.
5) Controls cardiovascular diseases
Carpain, an enzyme in papaya, is thought to be good for the heart. In addition to the vitamins and minerals, papaya contains carpain, an enzyme thought to be good for the heart. The antioxidants in papaya prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and improve blood circulation. The rich nutrients of papaya fruit help in clearing blocks in arteries and cure atherosclerosis, thus improving cardiovascular health.
6) A boon for checking diabetes
This fruit is low in sugar and therefore is excellent for diabetics as well. Regular consumption of papaya can help in the prevention of diabetes.
7) Cures skin disorders
The skin of the papaya fruit is an excellent external treatment for skin wounds that do not heal quickly. The pulp from the juicer can be used for this as poultice application. The enzymes papain and chymopapain have anti-inflammatory properties which lower inflammation in the body. They help in healing of flesh wounds and burns.
8) An associate with antibiotics
Use of papaya juice given after treatment with antibiotics will quickly assist the restoration of the normal bacteria in the gut which will have been destroyed by the treatment.