The papaya is a tropical fruit that has anti-inflammatory properties and also provides numerous health benefits, such as preventing cancer, lowering blood sugar level, reducing heart disease, improving digestive health, wound healing and others.
While everyone knows well about the papaya fruit, we believe that there are a small amount of the people who have heard that papaya seeds can be used for many medical purposes, so our intention in this article is to inform you why are they so good. When you knew what amazing health benefits they provide, you will never discard them.
Papaya seeds are characterized by their strong flavor that is something between mustard seeds and mild peppercorns.
HERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA SEEDS
Improves Digestive Health
Among the fruits that improve the digestive system the papaya fruit is in the very high position. Its healing effects are linked to the strong antibacterial and anti-parasite properties, which are especially found in the seeds. That contains makes the seeds powerful in removing the harmful micro-organisms in your intestinal tract, thus improving the digestive system in general.
They also have potent anti-pathogen activities, so eating a tablespoon of papaya seeds can help you to stop food poisoning, as they kill the bacteria that are causing the problem.
Thanks to the phenolic and flavonoids contained in papaya seeds, which are their powerful compounds and have high antioxidant activities, the seeds have the ability to retard tumor cells growth. Additionally, the phytonutrient isothiocyanate may prevent cancers of the lungs, colon, prostate, and breast.
The effectiveness of the papaya seeds of removing harmful toxins has been used in the traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to improve the vital functions of the liver.
There are uncountable reports that show the benefits of the individuals suffering from fatty liver (liver cirrhosis).
Consuming a tablespoon of papaya seeds every day can guarantee the detoxification of the liver, which for sure should be supported by changing of dietary and lifestyle, for instance quitting drinking.
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of papaya seeds give them potent medicinal values that are very beneficial for detoxifying the kidneys. They are very effective in protecting the kidneys from toxin-induced inflammation.
Reduces Inflammation In Inflammatory Diseases
As the seeds hold powerful anti-inflammatory properties, they can fight against inflammation in the body, caused by arthritis, gout, joint pains, and asthma. This property of the papaya seeds for reducing inflammation is linked to the very important enzymes found in the papaya seeds—papain and chymopapain.
Lowers High Blood Pressure
Thanks to the campaign – a compound found in papaya leaves and seeds it is very effective for decreasing systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure, which proves benefits of the cardiovascular system.
This fruit is well-known in the Indian culture for centuries, and the papaya seeds have been eaten as a form of natural contraceptive. So, for those who are planning to conceive, it is better to avoid eating papaya seeds. According to the studies conducted in male rat, the feeding of the papaya seeds for a controlled time can lead to low sperm production.
HOW TO EAT PAPAYA SEEDS
There are various ways how the papaya seeds can be eaten.
1) You can eat a tablespoon of the seeds directly from the cut fruit and eat it with the fruit. This combination tastes very good.
2) You could pound the whole lot of the seeds from a fruit, and keep them in a small jar in the fridge for no more than a week. For those who intend to keep them a longer time, they should store them in the freezer and melt before use.
3) You could also dry them (under the sun or using a dehydrator). The dried can be used pounded or grinded in a food processor, and then as a powder form used in any food you prefer.
4) The powder can be added to your salad, in smoothies, in soups, or even in your cooking!
How Much Papaya Seeds To Eat
Because the papaya seeds are very potent in their antibacterial properties, you should start with eating no more than one tablespoon a day, whether they are raw and directly from the fruit, or added to your foods.
When you have good digestion, you could eat up to two tablespoons a day without any side effects, but always be careful about the amount, and test your organism, as they may cause a reaction when taken in larger amounts.