Papaya Leaf Listed for AntiDiabetic Potential in Cuba

Papaya Leaf was one among a list of seventeen herbal candidates for potential diabetes treatment in Cuba.

“Carica papaya L. (C. papaya)
Traditional use to treat diabetes in: USA 17, Trinidad and Tobago44, Mexico47, Nigeria 48. India49 Hypoglycemic potential of C. papaya leaf aqueous extract was demonstrated by lowering of fasting blood glucose levels in rats with Streptozotocin – and Aloxan.- induced diabetes that were orally treated with this product 50, 51.”

Antidiabetic potential of plants used in Cuba
García Mesa, M.
National Institute of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, 1551 Calzada del Cerro, 12000 Cerro, Havana, Cuba

Pharmacology Online
Archives • 2014 • vol.1 •52-62
April 30, 2014

“Diabetics Have Three Good Reasons To Try Papaya Leaf…”


“Diabetics have 3 good reasons to try papaya leaf extracts:

Enhances insulin sensitivity:
Poor insulin sensitivity is the cause for type-2 diabetes, which causes inefficient glucose uptake by the cells. Several animal studies and some human studies have shown that papaya leaf extracts were able to demonstrate glucose lowering effect. A study on Mauritian population showed that papaya leaf extract supplementation decreased the enzyme levels of ALT and AST (bio-markers of type 2 diabetes) among diabetic patients and improved insulin sensitivity.

Decreases diabetes complications:
The mix of antioxidants in papaya leaf extracts are helpful in decreasing the secondary complications of diabetes such as fatty liver, kidney damage and oxidative stress. A growing number of well-researched studies have demonstrated the same.

Accelerates wound healing:
The process of wound healing is delayed or hindered in a diabetic patient and can cause other complications. Many studies have confirmed that consuming papaya leaves enhanced the process of wound healing – due to its anti-bacterial and remarkable antioxidant action.”

Papaya leaves balance blood sugar and boost immunity

Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 by Michelle Marks, staff writer

– See more at:

Somanah J; Effects of a short term supplementation of a fermented papaya preparation on biomarkers of diabetes mellitus in a randomized Mauritian population. Preventive Medicine (2012)

Study Shows Effect of Papaya Leaf on Diabetes


Scientists from a Mexican University researched the effect of papaya leaf on diabetes in 2012.

The study showed that the leaf reduced a “dose-dependent level of glucose in diabetic rats”.

From the Universidad Juàrez Autónoma de Tabasco:

Hypoglycemic Effect of Aqueous Extract of Carica papaya Leaf in Streptzotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
Isela Juarez Rojop, PhD1, P H Miranda-Osorio, MS1, Teresa Ramon-Frias, MS2, Hidemi Aguilar-Mariscal, PhD1, Jorge Ble-Castillo, PhD1, A Rodriguez-Hernandez, PhD1, Maria A Jimenez-Santos, PhD2 and Juan C Diaz-Zagoya, PhD1