Pakistan Scientists Show Papaya Leaf Potential for Infectious Disease Breakthrough

A new 2013 publication in the International Research Journal of Pharmacy tested papaya leaf “tea” and papaya leaf extract on various pathogenic fungi (fungi that cause disease in humans) to show its potential to counter infectious diseases especially against drug resistant microbes. Both the tea and the extract showed effect against six saprophytic (parasites on the fungus on dead matter-not directly on dead matter) fungi. We thank the researchers below:

Sikandar Khan Sherwani, Tasveer Zahra Bokhari, Kanwal Nazim, Syed Aneel Gilani, Shahana Urooj Kazmi. Qualitative Phytochemical Screening and Antifungal Activity of Carica Papaya Leaf Extract Against Human and Plant Pathogenic Fungi

http://www.irjponline.com/admin/php/uploads/1897_pdf.pdf

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