Papaya is most commonly used for making juices and in addition to salads or desserts. It has certain medicinal properties due to its rich nutritional composition, and in the article below find out what it is.
Papaya leaf may be the most exquisite part of this “angelic fruit”. The best way to consume them is certainly to drink in the form of tea. They can also be found in capsules and powder.
The University of Florida research confirmed that papaya leaf contains agents that destroy cancer cells, especially cervical cancer, prostate, liver, breast and lung cancer.
It should be borne in mind that these studies were carried out on cell cultures or laboratory animals and are still preliminary.
It has been shown that papaya leaf enzymes can help to digest gluten and protect against stomach ulcers, experts from the Livestrong Health Portal say.
Many antioxidant compounds found in papaya leaf can protect the organism from damage and act immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory.
Advantages of papaya leaves for diabetics
In Mexican popular medicine, Papaya leaves are used in the treatment of diabetes and other diseases. Recent studies have shown positive results. Papaya leaves reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in rats with diabetes significantly. The leaf extract increases insulin sensitivity, helps regenerate the islet cells in the pancreas and protects them from damaging free radicals. It also protects the liver, kidneys and improves its function. Papaya leaf juice can be considered a good drink for the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
How to make papaya leaf juice and how to drink it
It’s very simple. If you have a juicer, put cleaned papaya leaves and make a natural juice without much effort.
Place the juice in glass bottles and store it in the refrigerator. You need to drink the juice within 4 to 5 days.
Papaya leaves are too bitter and it is best to start consuming 1 tablespoon a day. A maximum of two tablespoons a day. Do not drink water (or any fluid) immediately after the juice. Let the juice do its miracle.
Just about 50ml (less than 2 ounces) a day of the juice is enough to help raise the blood count of the platelet count.
For health maintenance, consume just one tablespoon of papaya leaf juice a day for your liver health, and benefit from its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.