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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Health Benefits of Fermented Green Papaya Water

Research and information  are
daily revealing several beneficial foods right at our backyard years back but unknown to us.  Today many of us have benefited from the healing powers of fermented unripe pawpaw water for treating stomach ulcers, yet many are not aware that this healing food does not heal stomach ulcer alone, but possesses numerous other health benefits.

Here are the summary of  Health benefits of fermented green papaya water :

1.  Kills  various species of bacteria and heals wounds like ulcers.

2.  Improves digestion.

3.  Relieves constipation, great for hyperacidity, dyspepsia, dysentery and other stomach related problems.

4.  Fight and destroy parasites caused by warms.

5.  Improves immune system by preventing illnesses like recurrent ear infections, colds and helps restore intestinal flora destroyed due to long term use of antibiotics.

6.  Reduces signs of ageing: Unripe green papaya peel contains polyphenol compounds with potent antioxidant properties that offer protection against oxidative damage.
Antioxidants play a major role in skin care by reducing inflammation that causes acne. The antioxidants in green papaya are also known to help in firming the skin and reducing wrinkles. In addition, unripe green papaya is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E all of which are powerful antioxidant

7.  Beneficial for lactating mothers:
The unripe green papaya is thought to contain compounds that influence estrogen, the female hormone. This is why it is recommended for new mothers to increase lactation. However, since green papaya is also believed to contain compounds that act as a uterine stimulant most cultures forbid pregnant women from having papaya fruit.
It is not known for sure if  unripe papaya fruit water is completely safe to eat during pregnancy. However, research has shown a latex substance present in unripe papaya may cause contractions of the uterus. The latex in unripe papaya may act like prostaglandin and oxytocin which the body produces to start labor.

8.  Reduces incidence of heart attack and similar conditions:
The folic acid present in green unripe papaya helps to convert homocysteine into amino acids such as cysteine or methionine. A high level of homocysteine is thought to pose a potential risk in damaging blood vessel walls that can result in heart attack or stroke. Unripe papaya helps control homocysteine levels in the blood by breaking them to amino acids thus reducing the risk of damage to the blood vessels.
Extracts of unripe green papaya contain blood pressure lowering agents. Green unripe papaya also contains fibrin, a useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom. Fibrin improves blood flow and reduces the risk of blood clot formation thereby reducing the risk of blood vessel blockage and stroke.

9.  Promotes wound healing:

Unripe green papaya is reported to be one of the earliest substances used in wound care. The phytochemical constituents of green papaya possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Therefore, the extracts of green papaya help to reduce skin inflammation and also promote wound healing. The wound healing property of green papaya is mainly attributed to papain and chymopapain, the enzymes that exert an ulcer protective effect. Papain also digests necrotic tissue and prevents wound infections.

It is important not to overdo it.  Too much may give negative effects such as frequent stooling, itching on the body etc.  It is better to start with about 5 tablespoons on empty stomach best in the morning before breakfast or last thing at night.  Some people find it okay to take it twice daily. Whenever, I feel like taking this home remedy.  Once daily is usually okay for me.

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