Experts from the University of Florida (USA) have discovered a new tool in the fight against cancer. According to scientists, tea from papaya leaves is an effective aid against cancer.
Professor Nam Dunn published the results of his experiment in the journal of Ethnopharmacology.
Papaya does actually contain potent anticancer substances. Its leaves aid in the fight against cervical cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer.
The way in which this plant has an impact on cancer is as follows: the extract from papaya leaves stimulates the production of key molecules, so-called cytokines. These molecules help regulate the immune system.
This discovery by American researchers is expected to find wide application in medicine. Through it, researchers hope to create therapeutic methods, with which to stimulate the immune system in the battle against cancer.
Some time ago, it was also discovered that the extract from papaya rind is 250 times more effective than many anticancer drugs.
Papaya also has other healing properties. It helps with stomach problems. The fruit contains organic acids and pectin, which are invaluable against stomach ulcers, colitis, constipation.
The soft part of papaya contains vitamin A, which has the ability to make skin smooth and get rid of wrinkles.
The exotic fruit also relieves PMS. To be rid of the pain, eat papaya a few days before the beginning of menstruation.