Papaya Leaf In Large Doses Tests Safe


Malaysian lab study advises that papaya leaf shows to be safe in large doses:

“…Carica papaya L. leaves have been used in ethnomedicine for the treatment of fevers and cancers. Despite its benefits, very few studies on their potential toxicity have been described….The present [study] results suggest that C. papaya leaf extract at a dose up to fourteen times the levels employed in practical use in traditional medicine in Malaysia could be considered safe as a medicinal agent.”

Repeated Dose 28-Days Oral Toxicity Study of Carica papaya L. Leaf Extract in Sprague Dawley Rats
AUTHOR(S)Afzan, Adlin; Abdullah, Noor Rain; Halim, Siti Zaleha; Rashid, Badrul Amini; Raja Semail, Raja Hazlini; Abdullah, Noordini; Jantan, Ibrahim; Muhammad, Hussin; Ismail, Zakiah

April 2012

Molecules;Apr2012, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p4326


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