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7 Incredible Health Benefits Of Papaya Leaf Extract

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Papaya is a tropical fruit that originated from North America and is popularly known for the wide range of excellent health benefits. Papaya leaf is considered medicinal herbal plant that improves body function and detests inflammation effectively. Its extracts, commonly in the form of tea or juice, deliver payload of essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Even though the nutritional value of this fleshy fruit is undeniable, how far would you know about the diversity of papaya extract's benefits? In this article, we will tell you 7 reasons to add papaya leaf extract into your daily basis.

1. Treats Dengue Fever
If your body appears some signs of fever, joint pain, shivering eye pain, headache and skin rash, chances are you may be suffering from dengue. Dengue fever is a deadly mosquito transmitted disease caused by a mosquito called Aedes. Those typical symptoms take time to show up; however, when it gets worse, you are likely to experience severe symptoms such as blood plasma leakage, reducing platelet count and bleeding which is probably developed to hemorrhagic fever. The good news is that papaya leaf extract can reduce the symptoms of dangerous diseases such as Dengue or Malarial by increasing the platelet count, thanks to the particular enzymes chymopapain, caricain, papain and particular compound acetogenin. These enzymes boost and balance the platelet count and liver damage due to the disease, thereby adding in recovery faster. Drinking 25 ml of papaya leaf juice twice a day can effectively guard you from the infection severity.

Here is home remedy for papaya juice in case you need:
* Add about 10 pieces of papaya leaves and some water into the blender and blend until smooth. Add sugar or honey if the bitter does affect your taste.
* Pour the mixture into a glass and enjoy right away, or refrigerate it for maximum 4 days later.

2. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Researchers have shown that the antioxidants found in papaya leaf could regulate glucose levels and motivate the insulin sensitivity in the body, thus reducing the chances of getting diabetes and related diseases such as kidney damage and organs damage caused by oxidative stress. As a bonus, these leaves also accelerate the healing process which is often obscured when the body suffers from diabetes.

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3. Adds In Radiant Skin
It is surprised that papaya leaf has higher amounts of vitamin A and C than other fruits. Along with them, the high levels of antioxidants such as flavonoids, tannin, saponins and alkaloids are also found in papaya leaf, helping control the excess of micro-organisms and toxins. With such rich nutrients, papaya leaf effectively boosts skin health, eliminates free radicals and contributes to a glowing skin. Its extract significantly reduces the sign of aging such as wrinkles, pigmentation and breakouts.

The juice extracted from papaya leaf, when mixed with fruit pulp and applied on the skin, effectively widens the clogged pores and diminish the growth of pimples, acne, freckles and excessive oil on the face. This is also the reason why there are wide ranges of papaya containing mask products in the markets. However, you can still make papaya mask at home without costing money. You can refer to the following steps to use papaya leaves as a facial mask:
* Prepare 2-4 papaya leaves and dry them naturally under the sun.
* Slice those dried papaya leaves into small pieces and add honey
* Mix the mixture and apply in all over your face for 20 minutes.
* Rinse it off with cold water. Repeat for 2 times a week.

4. Promotes Hair Treatment
Papaya leaf is credited to be an ingredient in commercial hair products in salons and pharmacies for reasons. The extract of papaya leaf can be helpful in promoting hair growth, thereby limiting the chance of balding and hair thinning. As mentioned above, a compound called karpain in papaya leaf is important which can help remove grime and oil from the scalp. Working as an essential ingredient used in anti-dandruff shampoos and natural conditioners, the leaf extract balances out the moisture, helping prevent dryness and fungal infections which are major culprits of premature balding. Drink papaya leaves as a juice, make better flavor by mixing it up with honey and coconut milk to add some shine to your hair.

5. Reduces Cancer Risks
If you consider the utmost benefits of papaya leaf, this is probably one of them. Papaya leaf has a compound called acetogenin, which is known to be effective against various types of cancer, typically related to livers, lungs, breasts, cervical and pancreatic. Apart from acetogenin, various helpful immune compounds such as lycopene and benzyl isothiocyanate can also show potent in preventing cancers from metastasizing. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of in papaya leaf extract also aid in inflammation reducing, trigger the chemotherapy side effects and cut the risk of infectious diseases. Ingest this herbal concoction in your daily routine and your body will be thankful for that.

6. Alleviates Menstrual Pain
It is probably not comfortable for women to suffer from menstrual cramps and severe pain on lower abdominal during their periods. Luckily, papaya leaf can turn out to be a good resolution for your chronic pain excruciation, typically by alleviating menstrual flow. Due to the healing properties, papaya leaves may also help balance the female hormones and cure many symptoms of PMS. Drinking it daily during your menstrual period could greatly ease the pain.

Here is the tip for making papaya leaf tea at home:

* Take 5-10 papaya leaves and dry them naturally
* Slice the leaves into small pieces and put them into a sauce pan. You can combine with a pinch of tamarind, sprinkle some honey or sugar for some taste
* Boil and simmered the mixture with 2 liters of water until it remains half in amount
* Strain the liquid and drink the tea immediately

7. Supports Digestive System
Consume papaya leaves by either eating young leaves or drinking the juice. It can greatly support your digestive system. Papaya leaf is the powerhouse of active enzymes such as papain, protease, amylase and essential fiber, which deliver sufficient amount of protein, carbohydrates and minerals from the food intake. You will be likely to increase appetite as well. Thanks to the anti-microbial properties, its juice also relieves gastric wall damages that cause peptic ulcers due to alcohol abuse and stresses. On the other hand, it is also beneficial for solving digestive issues like heartburn caused by acid reflux, bloating, constipation, and bowel movement.

Author

Victoria Tan

Victoria Tan is a Health and Beauty expert with nearly 10 years of experience in Health Care industry. For more health care tips on healthy living, visit her at the website TrueRemedies.com. There, you will find posts on natural treatments, recipes, healthy foods, and so much more.
 





 
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