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Papaya seeds are usually thrown away but new research shows that these little seeds have great health benefits.They are extremely beneficial for a number of conditions including gut and liver disorders, worms, even diseases like dengue.

There’s a list below that illustrates the health benefits of consuming papaya seeds.

  • Liver Health

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

Kidney health and renal failure can be prevented with the use of papaya seeds.This also applies to diseases related to kidney poisoning.

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

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.

  • Arresting Cancer

Papaya seeds contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancer.

  • Destroys Parasites

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.

  • Natural Contraceptive

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.

  • Aids Digestion

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.

Rcipe for Papaya Juice:

  • Get 2 papaya leaves;

  • Wash and cut them into smaller pieces;

  • Using a filter cloth, pound and squeeze the pulp;

  • Bear in mind that only 2 tablespoons of juice can be squeezed out;

(Take two tablespoons per serving once a day.)

The goodness of consuming Papaya seeds are many and not limited to the above list. That being said, one should partake only small quantities of the seed and that also, not very frequently. There are several things to be cautious about as excessive consumption may cause unwanted side effects, especially in pregnancy related issues.

Thus, pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid papaya seeds or the enzyme-rich green papaya. Papaya seeds have powerful anti-parasitic effects, but they may be too strong for infant digestive tract.

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