Papaya is one of the most widely consumed fruits in India but who would imagine the leaves of this plant will be loaded with so much nutrients and goodness that it can even be better than consuming the fruit.
Papaya Leaves have been used traditionally in Ayurveda medicine for the treatment of malaria and dengue. Studies have shown Papaya leaves are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K. It is also loaded with minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and iron. The leaf extracts of Papaya are useful in treating digestive disorders and bloating because of the presence of enzymes like papain and chymopapain.
Papaya leave extracts also contain a component that is useful in preventing balding and dandruff. It is also very useful for improved menstrual health in women.
PAPAYA LEAF CAPSULES
The indications and benefits of the leaves of this plant are plentiful to the extent that including it as a part of your daily routine will help in leading a healthy life. But the leaves of Papayas are not as widely available as the fruit. Especially in cities, it can be difficult to get papaya leaves at will. This is no longer an issue because many leading companies have prepared capsules with Papaya leaf extracts. The capsule form also helps deliver the nutrients directly in to the stomach improving efficiency. Papaya leaves manage to retain all their goodness when dried or juiced. This makes it possible for companies to prepare capsules from papaya leaf extracts for the benefit of the consumers.
IN TREATMENT OF DENGUE AND MALARIA
Papaya leaf extracts have been traditionally used in the treatment of dengue and malaria. Now scientific studies have emerged proving the efficacy of papaya leaf capsules in the treatment of dengue.
A study by researchers from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College in Rajasthan involving human trials titled “Effect of Carica papaya Leaf Extract Capsule on Platelet Count in Patients of Dengue Fever with Thrombocytopenia” has concluded that the consumption papaya leaf extract capsules improve platelet count significantly in dengue patients and help recover from the condition.
IN IMPROVING PLATELET COUNT
Blood platelets are made in our bone marrow. They are colorless small fragments of cells which form clots and prevent bleeding.
Papaya leaf extract capsules help improve platelet count in everyone not only in dengue patients. Hence it can benefit anyone who has low blood platelet count or suffered blood loss due to accident or even menstruation.
Papaya leaf capsules have high anti-inflammatory properties. They help reduce swelling and inflammation.
A 2008 study by researchers from Nigeria titled “Anti-inflammatory activities of ethanolic extract of Carica papaya leaves” found that a regular dose of leaf extracts of papaya for a few weeks helps reduce swelling in the limbs of the subjects.
Papaya leaf capsules help improve digestion and metabolism. It also helps provide relief from gastritis, heartburn and bloating. It is also useful in other digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and constipation due to the presence of a component called papain.
These capsules are effective in regulating diabetes. It is effective in preventing the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas from death.
Studies by researchers from Mexico titled “Hypoglycemic effect of Carica papaya leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats” have found blood sugar reducing potential in papaya leaves on rats.
FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Papaya leaf capsules work wonders in improving our skin health. On regular consumption, it nourishes the skin, improves skin texture and leaves us with a more youthful look. It helps relieve conditions like acne, ingrown hair and clogged pores.
AIDS IN PROMOTING HAIR GROWTH
Eating foods with high antioxidants helps in improving hair health. Papaya leaves are rich in antioxidants. They also have anti-fungal properties that help in preventing dandruff. It works best as a supportive medicine to your hair care regime and may not be a standalone solution.
A study published by Australian researchers in “Frontiers of Pharmacology” titled “Bio-Guided Fractionation of Papaya Leaf Juice for Delineating the Components Responsible for the Selective Anti-proliferative Effects on Prostate Cancer Cells” has indicated that papaya leaf extracts might contain anti-cancer properties.
It is also effective in improving menstrual health and liver health
HOW TO USE
Papaya leaf extract capsules can be consumed as your daily supplement for overall health and well-being. It will add vital nutrients necessary for your body’s daily functioning.
One or two capsules a day in morning and night after meals are all it takes to make your diet more nutritious and to enjoy the above benefits.
This supplement medicine has no side effects.
Vulnerable groups like pregnant women, patients with chronic diseases and lactating mothers are advised to consult a doctor before consuming this product.
Papaya leaf extract capsules are available in all Ayurcentral stores across Bangalore and on our online store.