Cancer Research Funds Papaya Leaf

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Three Australian Cancer Research Foundations funded this preliminary study on papaya leaf that was published this summer 2014.

Funded by
Ramaciotti Foundation. Grant Number: ES2012/0104
Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. Grant Number: 1033781
National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship

The result of the study:
“Saponins and total phenolic compounds were assessed for their antioxidant, free radical scavenging, ion-reducing capacity, and antipancreatic cancer activity. Optimal aqueous extraction conditions were 85 °C, 25 min. and a water-to-leaf ratio of 20:1 mL g−1. Ethanol extracts demonstrated higher antioxidant, free radical scavenging and ion-reducing capacity, as well as antipancreatic cancer activity. This study revealed that the PL contains numerous bioactive compounds, with significant anticancer activity warranting further studies on the isolation and characterisation of individual bioactive compounds from the PL.”

Antioxidant and anticancer capacity of saponin-enriched Carica papaya leaf extracts

Vuong, Q. V., Hirun, S., Chuen, T. L.K., Goldsmith, C. D., Murchie, S., Bowyer, M. C., Phillips, P. A. and Scarlett, C. J. (2014), Antioxidant and anticancer capacity of saponin-enriched Carica papaya leaf extracts. International Journal of Food Science & Technology. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.12618

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijfs.12618/abstract

Papaya leaf tea has been an Aboriginal medicine for cancer made most famous by the personal experiences of Harold Tietze in 1978, Papaya the Medicine Tree

#alternativemedicine #cancer

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