Pawpaw is a fruit Botanically known as papaya, it is grows virtually everywhere within the face of the earth, probably due to its ability to survive in every climate.
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The pawpaw fruit is usually enjoyed ripe and it possess a lot of healthy benefits. Although, the green unripe pawpaw is still packed with an arsenal of essential vitamins and minerals, especially when boil or soak in water. Unripe pawpaw contains vitamin K, antioxidants, antibacterial and healing properties.
According to webMD and Healthline, There are 8 benefits of unripe pawpaw water to the human body.
Reduces Incidence of Heart Attack
A high level of homocysteine is thought to pose a potential risk in damaging blood vessel walls that can result in heart attack or stroke. Unripe pawpaw helps control homocysteine levels in the blood by breaking them to amino acids thus reducing the risk of damage to the blood vessels.
Boosts Breast Milk Production
For lactating mothers, the unripe pawpaw water increases the quality and quantity of breast milk production. This is because it increases the production of oxytocin hormones in the body which are responsible for regulating the production of breast milk in the body.
Fever is a deadly disease caused by a mosquito-borne viral infection. Unripe pawpaw water have being used traditionally to treat this disease and it’s very effective with no side effects. Unripe pawpaw juice is loaded with powerful enzymes like papain and chymopapain which helps to relieve fever symptoms like headaches, pain, skin rash, muscle pain, high temperature and also increases the number of platelets in the blood.
Helps Treat Ulcer
The wound healing property seen in unripe pawpaw water is mainly attributed to papain and chymopapain, these are the enzymes that exert an ulcer protective effect. Papain also digests necrotic tissue and prevents wound infections. Hence, the juice obtained from fermentation of green unripe pawpaw is very effective in the treatment of ulcer.
Helps Treat Infections
Research suggests that unripe pawpaw water shows a very significant antibacterial activity against common infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Shigella flexneri. Drinking unripe pawpaw water treat these urinary tract infections (UTIs) by scavenging the free radicals and superoxides that help in cellular metabolism for bacterial growth.
Relieves Menstrual Problems
Consumption of unripe pawpaw water helps to balance female hormones and regulate your menstrual and ovulation cycles. It also helps your blood to flow easily during menstruation and prevents menstrual pains, cramps and post menstrual syndrome.
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If you suffer from any kind of kidney disease, then pawpaw seeds are a must have for you. It is said that they protect the kidneys from the very harmful oxidative stress, so if you want them to be strong, consider consuming unripe pawpaw water
The papain enzyme in papaya can make protein easier to digest. Unripe pawpaw water is also a remedy for constipation and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).