Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2017)
The surprising health benefits of papaya seeds: A review
Author(s): Dr. Neethu S Kumar, Sreeja Devi PS
Abstract: The study mainly focused on the secret behind the papaya seed against cancer. Papaya (Carica papaya Linn.) is well known for its exceptional nutritional and medicinal properties throughout the world. The whole plant including its fruit, leaves, seed, root, bark, juice and latex obtain from papaya plant used as nutritionally, medicinally and for various other purposes. A papaya in vitro study shows that it will treat many cancer cell line and papaya physiochemical having anticancer activities. Papaya is rich in enzyme papain which is effective against cancer. Papain breaks down the fibrin cancer cell wall and protein into amino acid form. Other than papain it also contain lycopene which highly reactive towards oxygen and free radical. Isothiocyanate contained in papaya seed, work well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostrate cancer. These enzymes capable of inhibiting both formation and development of cancer cell.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neethu S Kumar, Sreeja Devi PS. The surprising health benefits of papaya seeds: A review. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(1): 424-429.