A well known clinical study in 1999 successfully showed that papain (the active enzyme in the papaya leaf) combined with bromelain (also a protease enzyme but from the core of the pineapple) combined with a bioflavonoid caused 82% of men studied to have a 25% improvement in symptoms.
Quercetin in men with category III chronic prostatitis: a preliminary prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Shoskes DA1, Zeitlin SI, Shahed A, Rajfer J.
Wikipedia defines bioflavonoids as “flavonoids”.
“….The terms flavonoid and bioflavonoid have also been more loosely used to describe non-ketone polyhydroxy polyphenol compounds which are more specifically termed flavanoids.”
A natural constituent of the papaya leaf is the Phytochemical flavanol and, of course, the protease papain.
The drugs in this case appear to mimic nature. Why not use the natural papaya leaf as a tea for reducing the inflammation from prostatisis?
One can only wonder about the other constituents in the natural papaya leaf that cause it to be naturally non/toxic even in large doses, used as an anti-inflammatory ethnomedicine in over ten countries, and shows an astounding list of effects on other diseases, including cancer.
Papaya leaf Composition:
Per 100 g, the leaves are reported to contain 74 calories, 77.5 g H2O 7.0 g.protein, 2.0g fat, 11.3 g total charbohydrate 1. 8 g fiber, 2.2 g ash, 344 mg Ca, 142mg P, 0.8 mg Fe, 16 mg Na, 652 mg K, 11,565 ug beta-carotene equivalent, 0.09mg thiamine, 0.48 mg riboflavin, 2.1 mg niacin, and 140 mg ascorbic acid, as well 136 mg vitamin E. Leaves contain the glycoside, carposide, and the alkaloid, carpaine. Fresh leaf latex contains 75% water, 4.5% caoutchouc-like substances,7% pectinous matter and salts, 0.44% malic acid, 5.3 papain, 2.4% fat, and 2.9% resin.
“Some of Papaya Leaf’s constituents include the fermenting agent myrosin, alkaloids, rutin, resin, tannins, carpaine, dehydrocarpaines, pseudocarpaine,flavonols, benzylglucosinolate, linalool, malic acid, methyl salicylate, another enzyme, chymopapain (latex and exudate), calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese,
phosphorus, potassium, zinc, beta-carotene, B-vitamins and vitamins A, C and E”.
The Julia Ruffin Project Promotes, Researches, and test-farms papaya leaf tea