Papaya is grown in the tropical regions and is one of the most loved fruits. This yellowish-orange fruit is complete of nutrients, which is great for our health. It has antibacterial properties and almost every part of the papaya plant can be used. Apart from the fruit, the most consumed part of the papaya plant is papaya leaf.
Papaya leaf juice is the most treatment used for increasing the platelet count. It has gained immense popularity in the last few years because of its various health benefits. Papaya leaf preparations, such as teas, extracts, juices and pills are often used to treat illness and promote health.
How to make papaya leaf juice:
To make the juice, you need some fresh papaya leaves and water.
Start by cutting off the stem.
Now chop the leaf, just like you would chop cabbage, and add it to the blender with some water.
Just churn it and the juice is ready. One can have up to 100 ml of papaya leaf juice.
You can add a bit of salt or sugar to make the juice taste better.
Here are 5 health benefits of papaya leaf juice and the right way to prepare it:
1. Supports digestive health
Papaya leaf teas are used to alleviate digestive symptoms like gas, bloating and heartburn. Papaya leaf contains fiber, which supports digestive health. It can break down the large protein into smaller and easier to digest proteins and amino acids. It also helps in treating problems like constipation, heartburn and alleviating symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome.
2. Has anti-inflammatory effects
Papaya leaf preparation is used to treat various internal and external inflammatory conditions, including muscle aches and joint pain.
3. Can support hair growth
Application of papaya leaf juice on the scalp can promote hair growth and hair health. But the evidence proving the same is very limited. Thus, consuming an antioxidant-rich diet can assist alleviate oxidative stress and improve hair growth.
4. Can promote healthy skin
Papaya leaf is consumed orally and applied to the skin for soft and clean skin. It has a protein dissolving enzyme called papain that works as an exfoliant and thus helps remove dust and lifeless skin cells. It also helps in lowering the occurrence of clogged pores, ingrown hair and acne.
5. Has anti-cancer properties
Papaya leaf has been used in traditional medicine practices preventing and treat certain types of cancer. The juice has shown a powerful ability to inhibit the growth of prostate and breast cancer cells.
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