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pa·pa·ya

(pă-pī'yăh),
The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.
Synonym(s): carica
[Sp.]

papaya

Herbal medicine
A tree-like plant native to the tropics of the Western hemisphere, the unripe fruit of which is “milked” for the enzymes papain and chymopapain, which have been prescribed for those with difficulties in digesting protein. Papain and chymopapain are used to lyse post-surgical blood clots and ruptured vertebral disks, and are used commercially as meat tenderisers.

pa·pa·ya

(pă-pī'yăh)
The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; possesses a proteolytic action.
[Sp.]

Patient discussion about papaya

Q. I am expecting pregnancy,My husband advises me to avoid eating papaya. Is there any way out. I am expecting pregnancy, I am happy and joyous. My husband deals a lot with healthy food to be consumed by me and even caring a lot from now and is happier than me. He advises me to avoid eating papaya, but I like them a lot, is there any way out.

A. Congratulations! It is bliss to be pregnant. Eating papaya is harmful if you eat it raw at the initial quarter of your pregnancy. Once consumed in full ripe state it does not pose any problem. More over its applicable to some people based on their constitution. Actually it is good for digestion and it’s known for its heat content. This heat content does pose problem and concludes for the reason to avoid its consumption in initial pregnancy days.

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Figure 5 shows the development and production of Ficus carica L.
The results of the proximate analysis of the different wastes of Carica papaya waste are presented in Table-1.
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Hongos endomicorrizicos arbusculares y diferentes sustratos en el crecimiento de plantas de papaya (Carica papaya L.) en vivero.
Cell suspension culture can be applied in Carica candamarcensis to improve asexual propagation rates (Jordan 1986).
There are reports about the special effect of fig leaves (Ficus carica) on diabetes (Konyaloglu et al., 2005; Jouad et al., 2001).
La lechosa (Carica papaya L.) pertenece a la familia Caricaceae su fruto es muy apreciado tanto para el consumo en fresco como para la industrializacion (Hoyos, 1999).
Previous data showed that ethanol leaf extracts of Carica papaya exhibited a promising inhibitory activity against the CQ-sensitive strain of P.
Minari, "Prospects of ethnobotanical uses of pawpaw (Carica papaya)," Journal of Medicinal Plant Studies, vol.