Papaya is a delicious fruit that has become very famous for all its many health benefits, thanks to its content of fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, papain, thiamine, niacin, and vitamins, which especially boost intestinal movement and the immune system.
However, most people who eat papaya remove its seeds without realizing that they can also be eaten and have significant health benefits. Would you like to find out what the benefits of eating papaya seeds are?
There’s a list below that illustrates the health benefits of consuming papaya seeds.
Papaya seeds contain vital nutrients that help heal cirrhosis of the liver. Grind or crush 5-6 Papaya Seeds and have them with food or juice, especially lime juice. This should be done for 30 days. Moreover eating small amounts of Papaya seeds regularly helps in detoxing the liver and keeps liver diseases at bay.
Kidney health and renal failure can be prevented with the use of papaya seeds.This also applies to diseases related to kidney poisoning.
Papaya seeds are potent anti-inflammatory agents, which makes them highly efficient in relieving arthritis, joint pain, swelling and redness.
Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral properties
A small amount of Papaya Seeds also kill bacteria such as E. Coli, Staph, and Salmonella and work well for food poisoning cases.Plus, they are successful in fighting viral infections and healing dengue, typhoid, and a number of other diseases. For example, papaya seeds with milk is an excellent remedy for typhoid fever in Nigeria.
Papaya seeds contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancer.
Theese seeds contain an alkaloid called “carpaine,” highly beneficial against intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. Papaya stimulates protein metabolism in the body creating an extremely unfriendly environment in the digestive tract for parasites to thrive. According to studies, 75% of children in Nigeria eliminate gut parasites by simply consuming papaya seed juice for 7 days.
Research shows that eating papaya seeds can greatly reduce sperm production without affect libido. It’s known that both men and women on the Indian subcontinent and in parts of Southeast Asia have traditionally used papaya and its seeds as a form of birth control for centuries now.
There’s high content of the enzyme papain in both unripe papaya and papaya seeds. This enzyme is extremely beneficial for protein digestion; however it is best avoided by women trying to conceive.
How to Eat Papaya Seeds
There are several ways to consume papaya seeds – Papaya seeds can be eaten raw (though that gives a strong, pepper-like but bitter taste), ground or crushed in salad dressings, milk or honey.
Side effects and potential warnings for using papaya seeds:
Pregnant women should avoid consuming papaya seeds or green papaya. It also appeals to breastfeeding women. Moreover, papaya seeds have powerful anti-parasitic effects which may be too strong for children and therefore, you should consult a doctor before giving them to younger children.