Papaya/paw paw seeds are edible and can provide many health benefits, ranging from killing bacteria to preventing the spread of cancer. You can chew papaya seeds although you can expect your buds to be bitter and peppery in taste.
Grinding and adding to milk is another option.
Note: it is not advisable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Below are the health benefits of papaya seed.
Papaya seeds has certain enzymes known to be very good at increasing the assimilation of protein in foods, hereby allowing the body to take advantage of this nutrients that helps build, repair and maintain muscles.
Papaya seed also possess excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Ending inflammation is what you surely want to prevent or end if you have it. That is because it is blamed for various problems such as arthritis, osteoporosis, weight gain, aging, diabetes and even cancer.
Researchers have discovered that there are isothiocyanates in papaya seeds. These chemicals are known to help stop the spreading of tumors and cancer cells. High consumption of papaya seeds is effective in stopping leukemia, prostate, colon, breast and lung cancer from multiplying and spreading to other parts of the body.
Heals Liver Cirrhosis
It is said that grinding 5 to 6 papaya seeds and adding them to lime juice results in a drink that’s powerful enough to heal cirrhosis of the liver. Patients suffering from such condition should take this mix daily for about a month. The nutrients papaya seeds have a known to help promote the healing of damaged liver tissue.
Prevents Kidney Failure
Papaya seeds as reported in certain investigations, had been found out to promote maximum kidney functions and health. Adding them to the diet also helps ward off accumulation of toxins in the kidneys which could cause their failure to work.
Are you aware that papaya seeds are good at killing bacteria and viruses? Adding powdered papaya seeds to a glass of milk can help you bounce back from problems caused by bacteria and viruses such as typhoid and dengue fever.
Intestinal worms are parasites that papaya seeds can eliminate. They work by making the environment in your intestinal tract highly unsuitable for these parasites.
are many contraceptives. If you are on a hunt for cheaper and effective way to prevent conception, simply save those papaya seeds the next time you eat the fruits.
These are but a few of the health benefits of consuming papaya seeds.
Although papaya seeds are highly effective it is not good to be given to infants, (children/kids) pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Inform your doctor when planning to use home remedies such as papaya seeds in dealing with some health problems.