Papaya Leaf Has The Caffeic Acid That Battles Prostate and Breast Cancer

Of the list of cancer-fighting phytochemicals found in papaya leaf, Caffeic Acid has been shown as the most abundant of any in the papaya leaf, and significantly more abundant in the leaf than in any other part of the papaya plant including the fruit.

-Proximate Analysis, Antioxidant and Anti Proliferative Activities of Different Parts of Carica papaya Maisarah AM1, Asmah R1 and Fauziah O2, 1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 2Department of Human Anatomy, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

What is significant about this is that Caffeic acid has shown effect on fighting specifically Prostate and Breast cancer. Its use is also as a complement to standard drugs like Tamoxifen. See the selected studies below.

Prostate Cancer:

Breast Cancer:

Egypt and South Africa: Papaya “aerial parts” Show Effect Against Breast Cancer in Lab

We are publishing lab studies done around the world that show the effect of papaya leaf on cancer to encourage cancer research organizations to direct resources toward clinical trials. Papaya leaf tea (cut papaya leaf herb) is inexpensive and available to market as a natural product.

South African and Egyptian scientists worked together at the end of 2013 to show effect of papaya plant “aerial parts” on breast cancer. The Julia Ruffin Project wants to acknowledge their work and success in proving effect in the lab. See the study details below.

Greener Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 1 (1), pp. 001-005, October 2013
Research Article
Anticancer Activity of Carica papaya Extracts in vito and Phytochemical Analysis
Khaled N. Rashed1*, Gerda Fouche2
1National Research Centre, Pharmacognosy Department, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
2Natural Product Chemistry Group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.

The reported results show that petroleum extract of C. papaya aerial parts has significant anticancer effect on MCF7 (breast) cancer cells. Thus, C. papaya aerial parts could be helpful in cancer prevention and treatment. C. papaya could be a natural source of anticancer compounds with anti proliferative and/or apoptotic properties and as well, due to its anticancer pharmacological effect,
clinical trials are recommended to evaluate the beneficial effects of this plant in human models.”


The Julia Ruffin Project promotes, researches, and test-farms papaya leaf tea

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