The leaves have a bitter taste because of the fact they are abundant of phytonutrients, which gives them the therapeutic ability.
Papaya leaves can be used for internal and external problems. When used externally, they are very useful for treating different skin conditions, from infected cuts to removing of a freckle.
When used internally, the tea of papaya leaves can help in the treatment of gastric upset and excess water retention.
Papaya Leaves Balance Blood Sugar and Boost Immunity
A study from 2012 showed that the papaya leaves have a hypoglycemic effect on the body. After 4 days of the injection, they increase the glucose blood levels and decrease the body weight at the same time.
The papaya leaves have a liquid extract which can improve the metabolic disruption produced by diabetics.
This extract has antioxidants which can decrease diabetes complications such as kidney damage, oxidative stress, and fatty liver.
People around the world use parts of the papaya for treating numerous diseases including cancer.
And a recent study conducted in Tokyo, Japan, is a proof for this claim. Researchers discover that when it comes to tumor cells the extract in the papaya leaves has an inhibitory activity, meaning that it has the ability to prevent the growth of the tumor cells and stimulate an anti-tumor effect.
Papaya Leaves Tea – Recipe
10 papaya leaves
Gallon of water
Add the leaves in the water and boil until the water is at a quarter of its quantity. Consume small doses in order to boost your immune system, treat indigestion, and detoxify your body.
But, you should know that there aren’t a lot of test about the effectiveness of papaya leaves on people, the tests of papaya leaves on animals show a low percentage of toxicity. This means that the tea is completely safe for consumption on a long-term.
NOTE: When the herbs are mixed with other herbs, supplements, or medication, it is usual for them to cause some side effects. So, before using different herbs, we recommend you to ask a doctor for an advice.