The great benefits of papaya seeds can help the body treat liver and digestive problems, being used as a substitute for various foods. Learn about all its properties and uses below.

Papaya is a fruit of tropical origin that grows almost all over the world, especially in tropical and warm temperate regions, it is a wonderful food for its content that favors the digestive tract, its countless curative and food uses confer it purifying properties cleansing of toxins .

The fruit is rich in fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, papain, thiamine, niacin, and vitamins, and its nutritional properties are innumerable. Learn to use and know it, and the benefits of the different parts of the fruit such as its seeds.

Papaya seeds

Despite the fact that papaya is a fruit with many properties on the immune system and digestive tract, most of us forget the seeds and discard them, not knowing that they have an important contribution to those benefits.

The 5 benefits of eating papaya seeds

Papaya seeds also have curative, medicinal and food uses, if you know how to take advantage of and prepare them. Here we show you how you can use papaya seeds.

Liver Care

Like milk thistle and artichoke, papaya seeds will be very useful, since they have great cleansing and liver protection properties; And something that is no less important: Because it contains curative properties for various liver diseases, specifically liver cirrhosis , it is recommended as an alternative use or as a treatment or support in some more serious cases.

Papaya seeds can be added to dandelion or artichoke infusions to reinforce the healing preparation and efficiently improve the liver. To use the seeds, you must grind 5 papaya seeds, and make a mixture with a tablespoon of lemon and take it 2 times a day for a period of one month.

Digestive Care

These small seeds have a high percentage of an antiparasitic component : an anthelmintic alkaloid called carpain , which has the property of fighting parasites and protozoa. For this use, you must make a very simple preparation:

  • Dry the seeds.
  • Then pulverize them.
  • Later bring to a boil to dilute the preparation.
  • You can sweeten it with a little honey, and add lemon to make it taste nice.

Additionally, papaya seeds are a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component , so you can consume them in the form of an infusion to improve the health of the intestinal tract. Important studies have already shown that papaya seeds fight salmonella sp, a dangerous bacteria that can contaminate chicken and other foods. Some nutritionists recommend for these cases the consumption of about 7 seeds. These seeds can also be accompanied with an infusion of chamomile, which enhances the anti- inflammatory action, due to the properties of chamomile .

Kidney Care

Many specialists recommend consuming these seeds (chew about 7 seeds 3 times a day) or infusions of papaya seeds for the care of kidney failure , a very probable disease during the elderly, this totally natural treatment is always a good support for people who are already living on dialysis, because it helps make the kidney failure process more bearable. Papaya seeds have great purifying properties of toxins that the body may have, so its consumption also helps prevent possible kidney failure.

Care to lose weight

Papaya seeds have the property of absorbing fat accumulated in your body, that is why it is a powerful fat burner . You can use papaya seeds for diets that are to lose weight , because they are an effective treatment to help eliminate fat from the body, due to their natural properties.

It is recommended to consume about 12 seeds after each meal, or accompany diet meals with infusions of papaya seeds and others . It is important to take into account that if you include papaya seeds in your diet or diet, they will help you lose weight , reinforcing the diet, the results can be beneficial.

Care in healthy eating

Powdered papaya seeds serve as substitutes for various toppings that can be spicy, often salty, or with strong flavors. Healthy eating consists of finding ideas and alternatives to eat healthier and benefit your health, one of those alternatives is to use ground papaya seeds as a substitute for pepper or various salad dressings, in this way you make meals and salads more healthy without the use of chemical additives.

You already know, if you used to throw away these seeds, now try to take advantage of them. When they are crushed they can be useful for dressing salads or making a vinaigrette. They have a spicy flavor very similar to mustard, so you must be careful with the amount you use.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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