Give your health a boost with papaya power

  • By Dr. T Deepa Porkodi

Everybody loves the papaya. Enjoy it as a fruit or use it as a face pack or hair mask, this common fruit has its many uses. Even the seeds can be used effectively! Read on to know more.

Did you know that papaya leaves are the best medicine for your monthly menstrual cramps?

  1. Papaya acts as an antidote for high blood pressure. It is one of the most popular health benefits of papaya. The rich amount of potassium in papaya helps in keeping the blood pressure in check. The potassium is responsible for improving the mental alertness too.
  2. Another well-known benefit of papaya is that it can help improve eyesight. Consuming 3 or more servings per day will keep your eyesight normal and also lower the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.
  3. Papaya helps in boosting the immune system of our body. The presence of beta-carotene in papaya is responsible for this.
  4. Papaya protects the body from recurrent ear infections, cold, and flu.
  5. Papaya provides protection against heart diseases. Being rich in nutrients, it helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol, thus preventing heart attacks or strokes.
  6. Papaya heals external wounds. The pulp of this fruit can be applied directly on the wounds!
  7. Papaya is also able to cure chronic ulcers on skins. Just take some papaya juice and mix some butter. Apply it on the affected area for quick drying and healing of longstanding ulcers.
  8. People suffering from respiratory disorders like cough, bronchitis, and breathlessness can benefit from papaya as it contains latex which is useful in the respiratory disorders.
  9. Papaya, despite being sweet in taste, is also good for diabetic patients.
  10. Papaya helps protect from cancer. Papaya fiber is able to bind to cancer-causing toxins in the colon, thus keeping them from harming healthy colon cells.
  11. Papaya is very beneficial for hair. It helps control dandruff and premature hair thinning. Papaya leaves can be used as a good conditioner to tame dry, lifeless, unruly hair.
  12. On the skin, papaya helps to reduce the premature signs of ageing. Papaya mask is one of the best things to clear the ugly acne marks and pigmentations. Papaya skin acts as a natural exfoliator.