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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; parts used: fruits, seeds, roots, juice, latex; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and vata doshas, ripe fruit pacifies pitta doshas (pungent, bitter, light, oily, sharp); seeds: antifertility, antiamoebic; latex: uterotonic, antiulcerogenic, anthelmintic, antifungal; roots: diuretic; precautions: pregnancy, coagulation disorders. Also called
chirbhita, papita, or
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.