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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2006, "Purification of papain from Carica papaya latex.
Adebiyi A, Adaikan PG, Prasad RNV, Ng SC (2002b) Uterine Stimulating Effects of Crude Latex of Carica papaya L.
It was observed that fingerlings of Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus showed variations in their tolerance to aqueous extracts of Carica papaya Table 4 & 5: upon addition of the toxicant, the fish showed various toxic reactions such as erratic movements, air gulping, molting, while increase in concentration and exposure time resulted in loss of scale and haemorhage.
Lohiya NK, Goyal RB (1992) Antifertility investigations on the crude chloroform extract of Carica papaya Linn.
Anastrepha parallela was captured occasionally in Carica papaya orchards.
Diptera: Tephritidae) en condiciones de laboratorio y su distribucion en una plantacion de Carica papaya L.
Papain is derived from the tropical plant Carica Papaya and is widely used for meat tenderisation, flavour production, yeast hydrolysis and much more.
They turned to two materials readily available in some developing countries - one was kaolinite clay, used to make ceramics, paint, paper and other products, and the other: seeds of the Carica papaya fruit.
in which Carica papaya seed extract caused androgen deprivation in male rats leading to alterations in the internal milieu of the cauda epididymis (7).
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) The biology of Carica papaya L.
The varieties are blueberry, raspberry, carica papaya, muscatel and Sauvignon grapes.
Alstonia broonai and Carica papaya are among the local medicinal plants used by the middle-belt and south-western people of Nigeria to treat malaria.