Active Ingredient :
Papain Common Name :
Papaya Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are papain, chymopapain, pectin, carposide, carpaine, pseudocarpaine, dehydrocarpines, carotenoids, cryptoglavine, cis-violaxanthin and antheraxanthin. Action :
Papain: 1. It regulates the expression of replicase polyproteins. 2. It is a strong digestive enzyme and useful in serious digestive disorders such as bloating and chronic indigestion. 3. Unique ability of Papain is to break down protein and convert a portion of it into arginine because arginine influences the production of the human growth hormone. 4. It possesses potent spermicidal activity.Curing Diseases :
1. It is used in psoriasis, bleeding piles, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly and counter irritant.
2. An infusion of the leaves is used for various urinary complaints, gonorrhea, colic, fever, beriberi, dressing for foul wounds etc.
3. It is used to remove skin lesions and improve damaged skin conditions.
4. It is also used in treatments of jellyfish and insect stingsResearch Information :
Leaf extract of Carica papaya
possesses significant hypoglycemic effect. It decreases the blood sugar level. (Ref. Fakeye, T.O. and et.al., Hypoglycemic effect of Carica papaya leaves, Tropical J. Of Pharmaceutical Research , Mar. 2007;6 (1) 671-678)Possible Combinations :
Carica papaya + mentha arvensis + moringa pterygosperma (relieves post-operative symptoms and abdominal distension)