How a Papaya CAN Help Save You From CANCER, Heart Attack and DIABETES22/08/2013 04:01
Researchers have documented papaya's dramatic anticancer effect against a broad range of lab-grown tumors, including cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas.
The humble papaya is gaining recognition in Western medicine for its anticancer powers, with a University of Florida researcher claiming that the power fruit thwarted growth of cancer cells in lab tests.
University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya's dramatic anticancer effect against a broad range of lab-grown tumors, including cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas.
The researchers used an extract made from dried papaya leaves, and the anticancer effects were stronger when cells received larger doses of the tea.
In a paper published in the February 17 issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Dang and his colleagues also documented for the first time that papaya leaf extract boosts the production of key signaling molecules called Th1-type cytokines. This regulation of the immune system, in addition to papaya's direct antitumor effect on various cancers, suggests possible therapeutic strategies that use the immune system to fight cancers.
The papaya extract did not have any toxic effects on normal cells, avoiding a common and devastating consequence of many cancer therapy regimens.
The success of the papaya extract in acting on cancer without toxicity is consistent with reports from indigenous populations in Australia and his native Vietnam, said Dang, a professor of medicine and medical director of the UF Shands Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office.
"Based on what I have seen and heard in a clinical setting, nobody who takes this extract experiences demonstrable toxicity; it seems like you could take it for a long time - as long as it is effective," he said.
Researchers exposed 10 different types of cancer cell cultures to four strengths of papaya leaf extract and measured the effect after 24 hours. Papaya slowed the growth of tumors in all the cultures.
To identify the mechanism by which papaya checked the growth of the cultures, the team focused on a cell line for T lymphoma. Their results suggested that at least one of the mechanisms employed by the papaya extract is inducing cell death.
In a similar analysis, the team also looked at the effect of papaya extract on the production of antitumor molecules known as cytokines.
Papaya was shown to promote the production of Th1-type cytokines, important in the regulation of the immune system. For that reason, the study findings raise the possibility of future use of papaya extract components in immune-related conditions such as inflammation, autoimmune disease and some cancers.
How a Papaya Can Save You From CANCER, Heart Attack and DIABETES
During the research, final year students of BS, Agriculture and Agribusiness Department, KU - Mariam Naseem and Muhammad Kamran Nasir - also discovered numerous advantages of papaya seeds
A group of students from University of Karachi has explored health benefits of papaya and discovered some facts about the delicious tropical fruit, including its usage in lowering chances of heart attack and controlling diabetes.
During the research, final year students of BS, Agriculture and Agribusiness Department, KU - Mariam Naseem and Muhammad Kamran Nasir – also discovered numerous advantages of papaya seeds.
Speaking to Pakistan Daily Times, Naseem explained that juice of papaya seeds is every essential to protect kidney from becoming dysfunctional because seeds contains flavonoids and phenotic, which provides prevention from germs of such diseases.
Besides this papaya seeds can also protect from number of infections and could also be used to clean intestines insects, she added.
She cited that in Nigeria, 76.7% children got rid from intestines insects by drinking juice of papaya seeds in seven days.
People in Japan also believed that liver could be protected from diseases with usage of one teaspoon of papaya seeds, Naseem said.
It seeds can be used with milk to avoid typhoid disease and it can also cure from hemorrhoids-kind diseases. Papaya seeds also contain a special compound, which helps to stop formation of tumor, Naseem added.
Nasir, the other researcher, said papaya contain huge amount of vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, thiamin and magnesium.
He noted that enzyme papain in papaya gives relief from indigestion and gastric problems, and added that chemical integrate carpain in papaya also helped from some kind of diseases.
Besides papaya was also very useful to control or stop diabetes, Nasir said.
He asserted that cancer can be eradicated through daily intake of papaya, as it contains chemical integrates such as lycopene and others.
He further said that eating papaya daily could help reduce weight.
He advised that patients suffering from hypertension to include papaya in their daily diet. Papaya also reduces chance of heart attack, he added.
Nasir noted that papaya is also known as body cleaner as it helps to maintain internal body system at normal stage.
Vitamin A in papaya helps improve the eyesight vision. It also increases fertility power in male and female, he said.
Papaya helps to stop blood clothing in feet of people, who are in sedentary job while magnesium in papaya helps to eliminate face acnes. It also gives cure from soling on injuries.
In addition, papaya also eliminates nausea and constipation complaints and it also protect from formation of emphysema in body of those who are habitual of smoking, the researchers said.
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