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Cancer and Superfood Papaya

Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped tropical fruits that can be as long as 20 inches.The inside contains a large cluster of dark-colored seeds and a yellowish-orange flesh. A one-half cup serving of papaya contains only 25 calories and no fat, cholesterol or sodium. The Papaya provides a blast of luscious sweetness while delivering powerful immune boosting nutrients. Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin E and beta-carotene, three very powerful antioxidants.

The research has proved that papaya is a natural defence against various types of malignancies. Papaya leaves have an enzyme papain. New medicine in the last fifteen years has proven in clinical studies that enzymes taken by mouth (oral enzymes) can make it past your stomach to treat and help prevent cancer. While studying the effects of Cancer fighting properties of Papaya leaf extract revealed the fact of increased production of key signaling molecules called Th1-type cytokines, which are known regulators of the immune system. Papaya extract helps to stimulate these Th1-type cytokines which in turn promote the ability of patient’s immunity to destroy cancerous cells. With proper boost, the immune system is able to fight various types of cancers without the need of harmful procedures such as chemotherapy or radiation. And since Papaya has no toxic effects on normal cells, its consumption goes without side effects.The discovery has been made by a University of Florida researcher in a joint project with the University of Tokyo. Researchers exposed 10 different types of cancer cell cultures to four strengths of papaya leaf extract and measured the effect after 24 hours. Papaya slowed the growth of tumours in all the cultures. The findings of the study have been published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

The research also documented anecdotal experiences with patients with advanced cancers who achieved remission after drinking teas or tea extracts made from papaya leaves. The success of the papaya extract in acting on cancer without toxicity is consistent with reports from indigenous populations in Australia and Vietnam. What exactly does papaya do to halt malignancies? To find out, the researchers focused on a T-lymphoma cancer cell line. They discovered that at least one of the mechanisms that makes papaya extract a potent anti-cancer weapon is the natural compound’s ability to cause malignant cells — but not normal ones — to die.

Adding papayas to your diet is a powerful way to ensure you are getting a nutrient-dense fruit that is a rich source of cancer fighting nutrients.

Papaya Leaves Extract Dosages For Fighting Cancer

A general guideline, a person suffering from cancer can take the following papaya leaves extracts recipe.

  1. Pick two papaya leaves equivalent to the size of your palm.
  2. Give the papaya leaves a good wash.
  3. Extract the juice with a juicer.
  4. Drink the juice three times a day.
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