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.
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Propagacion vegetativa in vitro del papayo (Carica papaya L.).
The papaya leaf extracts (Carica papaya) showed no microbicidal activity.
Comparative efficacy of crude aqueous extract of Magnifera indica, Carica papaya and sulphadoxine pyrimethamine on mice infested with malaria parasite in vivo.
2008 Ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Carica papaya L in agro-based ecosystem of Goa, India.
Spontaneous processing of peptides during coagulation of latex from Carica papaya. Plant Sci.
Due the increasing demand of alginate in the country, the research was planned to explore the potential of Carica papaya waste for the production of alginic acid using Azotobacter vinelandii.
(COELHO et al., 2011; BANDEIRA et al., 2016; SCHMILDT et al., 2017), Prunus persica (TOEBE et al., 2012), Litchi chinensis (ANDRADE and JASPER, 2012), Ananas comosus (KRAUSE et al., 2013), Bertholletia excelsa (BORGES et al., 2016), Carica papaya (FERREIRA, 2014; SILVA et al., 2017), Malus domestica (TOEBE et al., 2014a), Carya illinoinensis (CARGNELUTTI FILHO et al., 2015; POLETTO et al., 2018), and Spondias purpurea (SILVA et al., 2016).
Papaya (Carica papaya L.) has great importance for fruticulture due to social and economic aspects, reaching global production of 12.5 million tons in 2013, and its main producers are India, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria and Mexico.