International Journal of Herbal Medicine Documents Cancer Inhibition of Papaya Leaf

From Research Collected at the Bhupal’s Noble Institutes of Pharmaceutical Sciences in India’s largest state:

Carica papaya Linn: An Overview

Vijay Yogiraj, Pradeep Kumar Goyal, Chetan Singh Chauhan, Anju
Goyal, Bhupendra Vyas

February, 2015

” 5. Medicinal and Pharmacological properties of various parts of Carica papaya plant

5.1 Leaves
Papaya leaf has a numberless of benefits. In some parts of Asia, the young leaves of the papaya are steamed and eaten like spinach.
a) Dengue fever- Commencing on studies of Dr. Sanath Hettige, who conducted the research on 70 dengue fever patients, said papaya leaf juice helps increase white blood cells and platelets, normalizes clotting, and repairs the liver.
b) Cancer cell growth inhibition- Recent research on papaya leaf tea extract has demonstrated cancer cell growth inhibition. It appears to boost the production of key signaling molecules called Th1-type cytokines, which help regulate the immune system.
c) Antimalarial and antiplasmodial activity- Papaya leaves are made into tea as a treatment for malaria. Antimalarial and antiplasmodial activity has been noted in some preparations of the plant, but the mechanism is not
understood and not scientifically proven
d) Facilitate digestion- The leaves of the papaya plants
contain chemical compounds of carpain, Substance which kills microorganisms that often interfere with the digestive function.
Additional Benefits of Papaya Leaves: As an acne medicine, Increase appetite, Ease menstrual pain, Meat tenderizer, Relieve nausea.”