"Papaya" – a powerhouse of nutrientsPapaya (পেঁপে), the Carica papaya (Sanskrit: Erand-karkati, Amtritatumbi, Hindi: Papitaa) effectively treats and improves all types of digestive and abdominal disorders. Papaya sap contains an enzyme "papain" a milky juice is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes, a digestive enzyme-papaintha, chymopapain, alkaloids carpaine and pseudocarpaine, and antioxidant nutrients which have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, and emmenagogue. It as a whole improves cardiovascular system. Latex can be applied topically on eczema, ringworm, psoriasis, corns, warts, sloughing wounds, carbuncles, and burn eschar. It is also known as abortifacient.
Home remedies practices
- Papaya sap put into a small scraped out hole in a sugar bonbon or batasha and taken during the morning hours in empty stomach helps in curing acute liver dysfunction. Papaya sap can be collected by tapping the oldest fruits while they are still entirely green (better to be collected while still in the tree) for getting the higher yields of latex milk.
Making of a sweet sugar drop – Batasha