Carica papaya

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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.

Carica papaya,

n See papaya.

Carica papaya

pawpaw tree, source of the proteolytic enzyme papain.
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A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of Carica papaya Leaf extract in increasing the platelet count in cases of dengue with thrombocytopenia.
2005) estudaram os quintais em Alagoinha e registraram uma alta densidade de especies frutiferas, como Mangifera indica, Citrus sinensis, Psidium guajava, Anacardium ocidentale e Carica papaya.
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Contraceptive efficacy of Carica papaya seed extract in male mice (Mus musculus).
Group C and D were administered 200 mg/kg body weight methanolic extract of Carica papaya and Alstonia broonai respectively.
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Carica papaya seeds contain anti-bacterial activity that inhibits growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.
Mature leaves of Carica papaya (Caricaceae; Common name: pawpaw) is widely used to treat malaria and splenomegaly3.
Carica papaya (pawpaw) is one of the fruits commonly used as food and medicine.