Showing posts with label Cure Skin Problems with Papaya. Show all posts
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cure Skin Problems with Papaya!

In traditional medicine, papaya (Carica papaya) are considered to be anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and analgesic, and are used to treat infections. Fruits are spherical or pear-shaped having yellow skin when ripe. The flesh is bright orange, with small black seeds clustered in the center. The ripe fruit is juice and sweet that makes it delicious and extremely enjoyable! Though papaya is believed to be native to Southern Mexico and Central America, today it is cultivated extensively all over the tropical regions.

The fruit is low in calories (39 calories/100 g) and contains no cholesterol; however, is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids, the B vitamins, folate, pantothenic acid, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and fiber. The milk like juice from unripe fruit called latex, contains the most concentration of an proteolytic enzyme called papain, other enzymes like peptides and chymopapain A and B that are useful in skin related problems. These nutrients also colon cancer, atherosclerosis, infections, colds and flu.  The vitamin A, C and E content of papaya are said to offer protection against heart diseases.

Papaya has been proven natural remedy for various skin ailments. Pulp of ripe papaya fruit when applied topically over face helps get rid of acne as well as the ugly scars. Papaya fruit is not only beneficial in removing hyper-pigmentation, but its application is also found beneficial in removing tanning, sunburn and age spots. Topical application of a blend of papaya, yogurt and honey twice a week can give the desired results. 

Owing to the high levels of alpha hydroxy acids and papain enzyme contained in the fruit, regular application of fruit pulp helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles off the skin. Eating ripe papaya regularly helps to have normal bowel movements, cures constipation and keeps a check on weight! This further improves the digestive system of our body and keeps skin glowing with health!

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