When we eat Pawpaw, we usually throw away the seeds. You will change this habit when you will read how healthy they are, preventing and curing diseases related to the gut, liver, kidney, worms etc.
The following list will show the benefits of consuming Pawpaw seeds.
1. Liver Health
Pawpaw seeds are rich with nutrients that can heal cirrhosis of the liver. Crush 5 or 6 Pawpaw seeds and consume them with food, juice, especially lime juice. Repeat this for 30 days. Eating small amounts of seeds will protect and detox the liver.
2. Kidney Health
Experts at the Karachi University have found that seeds from Pawpaw can improve kidney health and also prevent renal failure. Pawpaw seeds can do wonders for diseases related to kidney poisoning.
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3. Anti-inflammatory properties
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Pawpaw seeds are great for joint disease, alleviating arthritis, pain, swelling and redness.
4. Antibacterial and Antiviral properties
Pawpaw seeds, even in small amounts can kill bacteria like Salmonella, E. coli and Staph. Also, they fight infections and cure Typhoid, Dengue and other harmful diseases. People in Nigeria drink milk with Pawpaw seeds as a cure for Typhoid fever. In Costa Rica, the seeds are used to fight Dengue fever.
Making papaya juice:
Take 2 pawpaw leaves. Wash them and cut into tiny pieces. Pound the pulp and squeeze through a filter cloth. You can squeeze about 2 tablespoons of juice.
Consume 2 tablespoons once a day.
5. Arresting Cancer
Pawpaw seeds have agents that can stop the growth of tumours and cancer cells. They contain isothiocyanate, which helps with breast, colon, leukaemia, lung and prostate cancer.
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6. Destroys Parasites
Pawpaw seeds have an alkaloid named “Carpaine” that kills amoeba parasites and intestinal worms. Pawpaw fruit metabolizes proteins easily which makes the gastrointestinal tract a great place for parasites. Children in Nigeria after consuming Pawpaw seed juice for 7 days get rid of 75 % of parasites in their gut.
7. Natural Contraceptive
Pawpaw seeds are natural contraceptives for women and men, without any side effects. People in the Indian subcontinent and also in parts of Southeast Asia have used Pawpaw seeds and Pawpaw fruit for centuries, as a form of birth control.
For women, it is a great solution for women who want to get pregnant.
For men, consuming 1 teaspoon of pawpaw seeds daily, for 3 months can reduce sperm production not affecting the libido. This effect is temporary. If men stop consuming Pawpaw seeds the fertility returns to normal.
8. Aids Digestion
Pawpaw seeds are rich in the enzyme papain, which protects digestion and
How to consume papaya seeds:
Pawpaw seeds can be consumed raw, crushed or ground in milk, honey or salad dressings.
Side effects and possible warnings for using seeds from Pawpaw
Besides, many health benefits, pawpaw seeds can be dangerous for pregnant women, and women that are breastfeeding. Pawpaw seeds can be too strong for the gastrointestinal tract of babies and young children.