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Green Papaya Tea
Indigestion causing stomach pain.
Promote digestive enzyme and cure constant stomach pain. It can also cure people with gout.
- Unripe green papaya 青木瓜 – one whole (with wide body in order to hold more tea)
- Wu-long tea – one spoon
1. Cut top part of papaya to make a lid similar to that of a tea pot. Empty the seeds inside.
2. Put tea leaves in and fill it up with boiling water. Put lid on and secure it with tooth picks.
3. Wait 15 to 20 minutes. Open the lid and cut a small dent on the side to allow tea to pour out more easily and serve.
Take once a day for up to a month to see complete cure. Only green papayas which are unripe have the healing effect and not for the ripe ones.
Green Papaya Salad
Shred green papaya to make salad or put into stir-fry for same healing effect.
Green Papaya, Pig Pancreas and Vital Herbs Soup
Promote stomach health and prevent diabetes.
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A Special Report from Victor Marchione, MD
** How a Tropical Fruit Could Stop Tumor Growth
Papaya is an amazingly rich source of proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes are chemicals that help with the digestion of proteins. One of these enzymes, papain, is dried as a powder and sold as a supplement in health food stores to promote digestion. Papain is also commercially used as a meat tenderizer.
Papaya could help manage pain. How does it do this? Simply because it aids in digestion. It is a subtle, but far-reaching potential cure for all kinds of pain. When you can't digest your foods properly (something that can happen as we age or because of illness), you don't absorb nutrients. And when you are not absorbing nutrients, you don't absorb any of the natural pain-relieving ingredients in the foods you're eating either. And, on a larger scale, you aren't getting the protective ingredients that could prevent a condition like arthritis from affecting you in the first place. Those who find it impossible to digest anything, often find that taking papaya in tablet or juice form puts them back on the road to recovery and good health.
In some cultures, the leaves of the papaya plant have been traditionally used as natural medicine for a number of disorders, including cancer. There have been anecdotes of patients with advanced cancers going into remission after taking a tea extract made from papaya leaves.
Researchers at the Institute of Medical Science in Tokyo, Japan, recently studied the effect of papaya extract on tumor cell lines.They found that papaya extract halted the growth of the tumor cells. They concluded that papaya leaf extract may potentially provide the means for the treatment and prevention of cancer.
On a less serious note, papaya may be able to help with heartburn. Heartburn is a painful, nagging condition that creates burning sensations in the chest or esophagus. Eat either the fresh fruit (which can now be found year-round in most grocery stores), or drink a glass of juice slowly. You should notice your heartburn start to ease within a short period of time. Papaya could also help ease the pain associated with ulcers.
Papaya is especially high in vitamins A, C and E. It is also rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron. The next time you have a cold and experience sinus pressure pain from the build-up of mucus, try some fresh papaya. It is known to have a high mucus solvent action. One final note about papaya: use it topically as a poultice to treat skin wounds and ease pain while healing.