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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

[pəpī′ə]
the fruit of the tropical Carica papaya (pawpaw) tree and the source of the proteolytic enzyme papain used in blood group serological evaluation. Papain is also used to prevent adhesions. A common nonmedicinal use is as a meat tenderizer.

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.]

papaya,

n Latin name:
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
pawpaw.

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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