The Surprising Health Benefits and Precautions of Papaya Seeds

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health-benefits-of-papaya-seeds  While most people throw them away, papaya seeds are not only edible, small amounts of them in your diet can be surprisingly good for you. Keep in mind though that chewing half a teaspoon of the seeds is not like eating papaya fruit. They have a strong flavor, more like a cross between mustard and black peppercorns.  If you can handle that, ahead are some of the main health benefits of papaya seeds, followed by some interesting ways to add them to your diet.  Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds Papaya Seeds for Worms and Other Parasitic Infections  digestive  Like green papaya, the seeds contain high levels of proteolytic enzymes like papain which can help rid your body of parasites. In the same way that papain breaks down undigested protein waste in your food, it may also break down parasites and their eggs.    Good levels of digestive enzymes in your diet are also believed to help normalize the environment in your intestinal tract, making it less hospitable to worms and other parasites. Enzyme rich green papaya capsules are a simple alternative if you don’t have the fresh fruit available.  The seeds from papaya also contain a unique anthelmintic alkaloid called carpaine that has been shown to be very effective at killing parasitic worms and amoebas. There is much more detail on the human parasite problem and a great tasting smoothie treatment to get rid of them in using papaya seeds for parasites and intestinal worms.  Papaya seeds give you glowing skin  natural-ways-for-glowing-skin  Papaya has special enzymes called papain which act as an exfoliation agent by breaking down the surface of the skin cells, lock in moisture, reduce pore size and keep the wrinkles at bay.  Director of natural skincare range, Rhodes to Heaven, Annabel Rhodes says, "It has an incredibly high amount of antioxidants making it amazingly effective at removing dead skin cells as a natural exfoliator and also aids skin repair."  Which not only means it can give you radiant skin but its exfoliating benefits can also do wonders for dandruff, blemishes and dry cracked heels too! For a quick natural pick-me-up apply fresh thin slices of papaya on your face for 25 minutes. Failing that, try this papaya resurfacing peel from Ling Skincare. We're totally in love!  Papaya seeds for men's fertility  mens-fertility  Various study and decade-long research has shown that consuming papaya with the right dose of intake can greatly increase sperm production for a man. It works similarly for women also, where eating papaya seed can help to maintain woman’s fertility of the eggs. In Asia, especially in the southern parts, it is common to use to consume papaya seed whenever one desires to be fertile.  Papaya seeds prevent kidney disease  kidney-stone  As papaya seeds are healthy for our internal organs, professors from the University of Karachi has concluded that papaya seeds and its fruit can cure kidney disease and minimize the possibility of renal failure and work effectively for kidney poisoning case. Imagine some small seeds can cure such a complex health disorder.  Minimize The Risk of Cancer  cancer  The milky sap that papaya seeds produce are great to prevent cancer cells from growing due to the substance that it contains, acetogenin. There have been many studies shown that papaya seeds and papaya leaves are effective in battling cancer and preventing cancer from happening. Most people in Japan drink papaya leaf tea for prolonged period, and they add a little bit of papaya seeds on top of it to maintain a healthy body.  Remedy For Your Acne  remove-acne-scars  Remember the acnes problem when your hormone are not stable? Well, that can be cured by consuming papaya seeds. If you are familiar with having acne, try to take papaya leaves and papaya seeds, blend them together and add some water. Apply the lotion to the acne-infected area, and leave it dry for few minutes. After 10 minutes, do not forget to wash off the residual of the lotion to make sure your acne are well-treated.  Minimize Menstrual Pain  menstrual-pain  Consuming papaya seeds is believed to ease the menstrual pain for women. It would be better if you mix it with papaya leave, add little honey to make it taste better. Let it chill for a while before drinking it. Because cold beverages are the best, especially the healthy ones.  Cure Dengue  fever  Dengue are one of the most unpredictable and dangerous disease that are spread in most areas in Asia. Papaya seeds and papaya leaves can help to cure dengue as it will increase the level of your blood. It is best used to be consumed when dengue fever attacks.  There are even reports of using papaya seeds to successfully treating viral infections such as Dengue fever in parts of Central America like Costa Rica. Obviously this is a serious disease so consult a knowledgeable healthcare professional if you contract Dengue fever.  Anti Aging  anti-aging  Papaya seeds will help your skin to be wrinkle-free and prevent aging. The nutrients inside papaya seeds can help your body and your skin to rejuvenate better as some of the nutrients from your body will not be easily regenerated by your own body as it gets older. By adding external sources like papaya seed, it will help in regenerating the old and dead skin cells hence maintain the beauty of your skin.  Papaya seeds are rich with various amino acids such as glycine, leucine, etc that are good for your skin. It will help to minimize the effect of aging and in the long run it will help to prevent your skin from aging. This is great especially for those who really care about cosmetics, because the best cosmetics are from the Mother Nature.  Cure Eye-Disorder  eye-disorders  Papaya seeds surprisingly can cure disease related to our eyes as well. Papaya seeds and papaya leaves help in regenerating the cells and providing nutrients needed by our eyes to stay healthy and to recover from any eye-related diseases such as cataracts.  We know that fruits are good for our body, especially fruit like papaya. But, after reading this article, we hope you will be even more convinced that most parts of fruits are beneficial for our health. Imagine, even the smallest part of papaya, papaya seeds can bring so much effect and positive impact for our body and how easy it is to keep our body healthy—only by consuming papaya seeds.  Papaya Seeds as a Treatment for Liver Cirrhosis  womenalcoholabuse  Liver cirrhosis is a disease, usually caused by excessive alcohol consumption over many years, wherein the liver shrinks and becomes hardened. In this state it is ineffective at removing toxins from the body, leading to a variety of serious health problems.  Papaya seeds are often reported as an effective treatment for liver cirrhosis. One method is to grind up around five dried seeds in a pepper grinder, or crush up fresh ones in a mortar and pestle, and mix them with a tablespoon of fresh lime juice.  Drink this papaya seed treatment down twice a day for a month. Many cirrhosis sufferers have had dramatic improvements with this powerful natural remedy.  Obviously consult your doctor first if you are being treated for cirrhosis of the liver, especially with regards to the papain enzyme that may interfere with medications.  Even for people without such obvious liver damage, a small amount of pawpaw seeds taken regularly is said to help with liver detoxification. Anything that can improve the vital functions of the liver will be likely to improve your health in general.  Precautions and Warnings  breastfeeding  As a precaution, pregnant women should not use papaya seeds or the enzyme rich green papaya. This warning on their use would also extend to breastfeeding.  Additionally, while papaya seeds do have strong anti-parasitic properties, they may be too powerful for young children’s gastrointestinal tracts, so a doctor should be consulted before giving them to infants.  There is also some animal research suggesting that eating papaya seeds may temporarily but greatly reduce a man’s fertility to the point that would make pregnancy unlikely. I’ll leave it up to male readers whether they currently consider that a good or bad thing. There’s a detailed look at the contraceptive potential of papaya seeds for men here if you’re interested.  The side effects and potential warnings for using papaya enzymes on the previous page would also especially apply to papaya seeds as well so keep that in mind if you are currently dealing with any of the health conditions mentioned there.  Using Papaya Seeds  using-papaya-seeds  The benefits of papaya seeds, with their high levels of digestive enzymes, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and liver regenerating properties are powerful. You don’t too need many at a time, certainly not a whole fruit’s worth.  After you scrape them out of a fresh fruit, it’s best to keep them in a sealed container in the fridge if you’re using them regularly, or in the freezer if only occasionally. At the dose recommended on the next page, a large papaya fruit could supply enough seeds for several weeks of use.  While I do believe fresh papaya seeds are best, in some parts of the USA and Europe buying papaya fruit can be expensive, or they simply aren’t in season for much of the year.  The best alternative I’ve found is this 100% Organic Papaya Seed Powder. I don’t think papaya seed extracts would be as effective as the whole seed and definitely don’t get commercial papaya seeds for planting as they may be treated with chemicals.  I hope this article has helped to spread the word that papaya seeds are edible and potentially good for you in small doses or as specific treatment.  The next page will look at how to use papaya seeds for better digestive health, including recommended dosage and timing, and some unusual ways to add them into your diet.  Source: http://superfoodprofiles.com/health-benefits-papaya-seeds

While most people throw them away, papaya seeds are not only edible, small amounts of them in your diet can be surprisingly good for you. Keep in mind though that chewing half a teaspoon of the seeds is not like eating papaya fruit. They have a strong flavor, more like a cross between mustard and black peppercorns.

If you can handle that, ahead are some of the main health benefits of papaya seeds, followed by some interesting ways to add them to your diet.

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