What Happens If You Eat Papaya Seeds?

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Some of us hate to eat papaya. And the rest of us eat papaya but we throw away the seeds. But many studies claim that they too contain many medicinal properties. They can prevent liver issues and even eliminate worms in the gut.

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If you hate to eat raw papaya seeds, you can crush them or grind them into a paste to eat them. You can also mix them in your salads too.

But remember the fact that pregnant women should not consume papaya or its seeds. Even breast feeding mothers should also stay away from them.

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Also, remember that kids should not be offered papaya or its seeds unless your doctors suggest the same. This is because it contains certain medicinal properties that are too strong for kids to handle. Now, let us go into their benefits.

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Benefit #1

Papaya Seeds contain an enzyme known as papain. It helps in digestion.

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Benefit #2

These seeds also kill the worms in your intestines. Certain types of harmful micro organisms can't thrive in the intestines when you consume papaya seeds.

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Benefit #3

We all know that these seeds are believed to be a form of natural contraceptive. Even in men, these seeds minimise fertility in men.

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Benefit #4

These seeds can also inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells.

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Benefit #5

They contain anti-inflammatory properties. Arthritis, swelling, joint issues and some types of pain can be minimised.

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Benefit #6

They also eliminate bacteria like staph, E. coli, and even the harmful Salmonella. In fact, it can work as a remedy for typhoid, dengue and other viral infections.

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Benefit #7

Papaya Seeds can also heal liver cirrhosis of the liver. Consume the paste of papaya seeds along with some lemon juice for best effects.

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Benefit #8

Papaya seeds are said to be good for kidney health too.

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Story first published: Monday, May 16, 2016, 8:24 [IST]
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