Papaya leaves- A miraculous herbal remedy for health issues

Ayurveda and yoga rely on these leaves to treat major conditions like malaria and cancer

Papaya leaves- A miraculous herbal remedy for health issues

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Papaya leaves are known for their medicinal uses and hold special significance in Ayurveda. Ayurveda and yoga rely heavily on these plant leaves to treat major conditions from malaria to cancer and everything in between. Keep growing papaya trees and keep nurturing them so that you can utilise them and treat your condition naturally.

Papaya is considered as one of the healthiest fruits, it helps in curing many diseases. Not only the pulp but its leaves contain many healing properties against various diseases. These include:

Diabetes: Papaya leaf juice regulates the production of insulin which in turn checks blood sugar levels. Its strong antioxidants help to bring down the consequent complications of diabetes like kidney damage and fatty liver. This juice can work wonder for diabetics.


Cancer: Papaya leaves contain phenolic compounds, papain and alkaloids and these nutrients act as strong antioxidants which in turn, enhance the body’s immunity. The immune-modulating properties of papaya leaf may help prevent cancer.

Menstrual cramps: Papaya leaf juice helps reduce menstrual cramps and regulates the menstrual cycle by balancing hormonal changes.

Digestive disorder: The combination of papain and other compounds present in papaya leaves help in effective digestion of essential proteins which cure digestive disorders. It also helps in treating gastric ulcer and oxidative stress on the stomach.

Heart burn: Papaya leaf juice helps get rid of heart burn discomfort and is a great appetite stimulant.

Skin problems: Papaya leaf juice obtained by crushing tender papaya leaves is topically applied to treat skin allergies. It helps cure skin ageing and provides a radiant skin.

Hair problem: Hair problems, such as, dandruff, hair fall and scalp allergies can be treated by applying concentrated papaya leaf extract topically. Premature greying and hair thinning can also be treated by applying papaya leaves juice on scalp. This juice also gives a beautiful sheen to your hair and acts as a potent conditioner.

Liver and kidney inflammation: Papaya leaf juice is a great detox drink that has high levels of phytochemicals and flavonoids that work together to cleanse your blood, improve blood circulation and protect your liver and kidneys from inflammation.

Malaria: Papaya leaves have strong antimalarial properties, making them best to cure malaria.

Dengue: The extract from papaya leaves acts as an effective remedy to treat dengue fever. Papaya leaf juice reduces the symptoms of dengue including high fever and skin rash. It also helps increase the platelet count.

The taste of papaya leaves is bitter but its health benefits are magnificent. They are loaded with calcium and vitamin A, B, C, D and E. The antioxidants present in the leaves fight free radicals that enter the body. So consider the health benefits over its taste.

Papaya leaf juice is made by grinding, thoroughly washed tender papaya leaves to a fine paste adding little water. Filter this juice with the help of a strainer. The juice is thick and bitter, so it is diluted with water to make it milder to drink.

Naturally available and full of health, beneficial components in papaya leaf juice are worth trying!