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Sep 15, 2010

Health Benefits Papaya


The papaya is a fruit of the genus Carica papaya. The plant is native to America and was first cultivated in Mexico. Papaya is generally eaten raw, without skin and seeds.

Some of the health benefits of papaya are as follows:

• Papaya is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes are essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system as they help in the digestion of proteins. Papain, which is the most vital enzyme found exclusively in papayas, is instrumental in breaking down and digesting of meat proteins, and is used as a meat tenderizer.

• Papaya is known for its rejuvenating properties. It slows down the ageing process, thereby making you look younger for a longer while. This property of papaya is attributed to its ability to enable proper digestion that leads to maximum extraction and absorption of nutrients from various foods.

• Papaya is a rich source of arginine, an essential fatty acid that boosts the reproductive system and fertility in males.

• Papaya is also a good source of carpain, an enzyme supposedly beneficial for heart.

• Papaya helps in blood clotting and thereby quick healing of wounds. This is because papaya is a rich source of fibrin, an important factor in the blood clotting process. This factor is not common in the plant kingdom and is mainly formed in the body of animals, papaya being an exception.

• Papaya is rich in carotene that maintains the pigment balance of your skin.

• Papaya is a good source of Vitamin C and as such, boosts the immune system and protects you against various infections and ailments.

• Papaya juice in combination with pineapple juice is also recommended to cure cancer.

• Papaya helps in the restoration of essential bacteria in the gut, generally after antibiotic treatment.

• You may use the skin of papaya to heal wounds and bruises.

• Papaya is rich in antioxidants that help detoxify the body, thereby preventing the incidence of ailments like leukemia.

• Papaya is rich in minerals like potassium and magnesium which serve various functions like strengthening the teeth and bones.

• The seeds of papaya are antihelmintic and remove worms from the stomach and intestines.

• Papaya juice may be helpful in alleviating sickness like nausea and morning sickness.

• Papaya seeds may be used as a healthy replacement for black pepper.

Papaya is a fruit with abundant health advantages and must form a part of your diet.

May 13, 2009

Grandma's tips


Not every complication a human body has needs doctor attention  on an urgent basis !

One can just follow the tips our elders gave us and not exhibit mindful ignorance to sort out the complications straightaway.

 Let us have quick look on few of those.

Diabetes :

         Have grape fruit three times a day on a a tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of karela juice or eat 10 fresh curry leaves. Eat lettuce, tomato & fruits. Don’t eat too much of carrots, peas, beans, sweet potato, beetroot, bananas, dry fruits, mango & raisins. 

 Insomnia : 

         Eat plenty of curd or drink a glass of water with two teaspoons of honey.  

Jaundice :  

         Mash a ripe banana along with one tablespoon of honey & eat it twice a day, or take half teaspoon of ginger juice with one teaspoon of fresh lime & mint. The juice of bel fruit is also good for the liver.  

Joint Pains : 

        Squeeze half a lemon in one glass of hot water & drink it 8 to 10 times a day. Having lemon juice gives your body Vitamin C that is valuable. Massage your joints with neem oil.  

Blood Pressure : 

        Swallow two flakes of garlic daily. High-Blood pressure can be cured by daily intake of 1/4 teaspoon of pepper powder mixed with 1/4 cup curd on an empty stomach.  

High Cholesterol & Heart diseases : 

        Grind dried amlas to a fine powder. Mix an equal weight of sugar candy (mishri) & store in glass bottle. Have one teaspoon every morning with glass of water on an empty stomach.

Dengue :

        Papaya comes to rescue for any complication due to dengue. papaya leaves can be crushed and its juice can be consumed at regular intervals. This will maintain the platelet count in blood and help in stable body functions . The papaya fruits along with other citrus will definitely add on top of it.

Constipation :

Menstruation regulation :