Despite the common habit of disposing of papaya (Pawpaw) seeds popular , they are some of the most health-beneficial ingredients you can come across. Sadly, not many people know that papaya seeds are in fact edible, and even when consumed in small amounts, they boost your health on many levels.
Papaya seeds are extremely beneficial for a number of conditions including gut and liver disorders, worms, even diseases like Dengue.
Read on and find out what health benefits you can reap from consuming papaya seeds on a regular basis.
1# Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral Properties
Even small quantities of papaya seeds have proved efficient in battling dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, Staph, and Salmonella. 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. These seeds are also commonly used in Costa Rica to fight against dengue fever. The same infection can be treated with juice from papaya leaves.
2# Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Papaya seeds are potent anti-inflammatory agents, which makes them highly efficient in relieving arthritis, joint pain, swelling and redness.
3# Anti-Cancer Properties
Papaya seeds contain isothiocyanate, an agent that prevents the spread of cancer cells and tumors. It is especially beneficial for colon, breast, lung, prostate cancer and leukemia.
4# Anti-Parasitic Properties