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YOU & YOUR HEALTH: Pawpaw And Your Well Being

According to Barry Thomson Book, “join our escape from Death Row-Cancer Jail” where he in a most genuine and generous
ways shares valuable information and his knowledge in effective fight against cancer and ill health. Among other veryinteresting information I read about simple but wonderful papaya and its healing properties. One chapter in this book makes me research more on how to take care of people suffering many difficult health issue and ailment.
Papaya, pawpaw, (Okro Bekee in Ibo) Tree melon (carica papaya), has an oblong shape, normally greenish- yellow, yellow
or orange color. It is a large tree plant fruit usually reaching 2.5kg. it has bitter sweet taste and comes from mexico, countries of central America, thailand, Africa and Asia and growing well in Australia

PAW PAW HEALTH BENEFITS.
Paw paw in these days plentiful all year round in most of the countries. The parts that are used medically are fruits,
seeds, stems and leaves. so you ask what are these awesome healing properties of paw Paw? Well where do I start? Papaya fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, foliate, vitamin A, C, and E. it also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin. It is also very high in vitamin C plus A and low in calories and sodium.

PAW PAW TREE
Paw paw is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion, particularly it breaks down the
proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. The latest research shows amino acids are responsible for all what is happening in every chemical reaction as well as our mental and physical health. As we age, we produce less of the digestive enzymes in our stomach and pancreas, which leads to ineffective digestion of proteins. Due to this, we end up with excess amount of undigested protein, which leads to overgrowth of the bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system and not enough to amino acids to perform all important chemical reactions. We can say that good quality protein is absolutely essential for our
healthy being. This is where the papaya enzymes can be very beneficial.
The papain enzymes are produced in the
skinny peel of paw paw. The combination of these enzymes repels insect during the ripening, without this protection. Paw paw fruit would not survive. Eating paw-paw after a meal makes for better digestion. Prevents bloating and chronic indigestion. It can lower the inflammation in the body, alleviates the pain and edema caused by sport injuries. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties Papaya can relive the severity of rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.
Because of its high antioxidant content. Papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be used in a preventive treatment against atherosclerosis, strokes. Heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.
In an everyday health papaya works magic on strengthening even the immune system preventing the recurrent colds and flu.
After treatment with antibiotic eating Papaw or drinking its juice replenished the good intestinal bacteria, which was destroyed by the antibiotic treatment.
The latest good news from eating pawpaw comes down once again to papain the enzyme which i talked about, it was found to destroy intestinal parasites.
Papain is proteolysis enzyme, which mains that it digests inert (non living) proteins. Intestinal parasites are largely proteins, the papain attacks it and causes parasite to die. Also, home applications of leaf and bark papaya extracts is used to deal with mount gums and toothaches which is being effectively practiced in many cultures around the world.

PAPAYA RESEARCH AND PRODUCTS
Papain is also being studied for relief for cancer therapy side effects, specially relieving side effects after
radiation and chemotherapy as well as boosting up the immune system and helping body to fight cancer.

SUMMARY OF HEALING PROPERTIES OF PAPAYA
1. Increasing quality of proteins in whole organism
2.Revitalize the human body and maintain vitality.
3.Encourages the removal of muscle tissue
4.Supports cardiovascular system
5.Boosts up the immune system.
6.Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes
7.Papaya can be use also externally as a treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly, for this you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.
8.Prevent the cataract formation
9.Due to high vitamin A, it lowers the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers.
10.Alleviates information
11.Helps with the nausea and constipation
12.Can benefit people suffering colon cancer and other forms of cancers and ailments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
13.Helps in the healing of both external and internal ulcers. Many credit has been given to pawpaw and its healing properties in arresting cancers cells, this is done with the fresh juice from pawpaw leaves.

Dr. Tonifelix C. Manu
(PHYTOTHERAPIST)

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