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Friday 26 July 2013

Medicinal value of Papaya

Papaya is an all season fruit which is available anytime of the year and it is known as the fruit of Angels since it is juicy and delicious which is liked by all besides being very beneficial for the overall health of individuals.  This fruit contains enzyme known as Papain which helps in the digestion of protein and is also used as a dietary supplement. It has good contents of antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin A, B and C, fiber, flavonoids, carotenes and minerals such as potassium and magnesium.  Besides, its pulp is also used as main constituents in facial creams and shampoos. It is a wholesome fruit with many benefits to hair and skin.

It contains many healthy ingredients that contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair growth. Its contents of Papain and Vitamin A, helps in breaking down inactive proteins and aids in removal of dead cells. Its low sodium quality helps in retaining water contents in the body and save it from dehydration. Papaya is also useful as a moisturizer for the skin. Ripe papaya paste can be applied to the face and left for fifteen minutes, rinsed and pat dry with a cloth for good results.

The application of raw papaya paste to the face for twenty five minutes helps to reduce blemishes and pimples. If the fruit is consumed on a regular basis, it leaves the skin glowing, soft and supple Cracked and painful heels can also be treated by applying the papaya paste to the affected area. The papaya peel is also helpful in whitening the face and the underarm area.  Ringworms can also be treated by rubbing a slice of raw papaya to the affected area and reduce the inflammation on the ringworm patches.  It also reduces the signs of aging on the face since it contains a generous amount of Alfa Hydroxy Acid, a great anti aging property.  This can be done by rubbing the papaya peel over the face leaving it for five minutes and then rinse the face with cold water.     


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