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Stomach disorders and irritable bowel syndrome? Papaya comes to the rescue

Papaya can become a precious ally for the health of the gastrointestinal tract. As demonstrated by interesting scientific research and indicated in the blog edited by experts at Harvard Medical School, papaya pulp and leaves help in cases of irritable colon, stomach acid, poor digestion and gastric ulcers. Let’s delve deeper into this important topic!..READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

Papaya pulp against irritable bowel syndrome
As shown by research published in the journal Neuro Endocrinology Letters by an Austrian team (Muss et al, Neuro Endocrinol Lett, 2013), papaya pulp is useful for combating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, such as pain, constipation and bloating.

Not only that, interesting results were also observed regarding the beneficial action of papaya pulp in case of heartburn. These effects were recorded after taking 20 ml of papaya pulp through supplements for 40 days.

Papaya leaves to improve digestion
Not only the pulp, papaya leaves can also help protect the stomach and colon. Remedies based on dried papaya leaves, in fact, improve digestion. The benefits are attributed to a substance, papain, which has shown an even greater digestive action than pepsin, an enzyme contained in gastric juices (Sharma et al, Oxid Med Cell Longev, 2022).

Furthermore, as other scientific research reports, papaya leaves counteract colon infections and indigestion, help relieve heartburn and reduce gastric ulcers (Leitao et al, Foods, 2022 – Kong et al, Biology, 2021). Papaya leaves are found in the form of extract, to be purchased in pharmacies and herbalist shops, but also loose to prepare herbal teas. The decoction is prepared by simmering 3 tablespoons of dried papaya leaves in a liter of water for 20-30 minutes.

Conclusions and warnings
Papaya, in all its forms, is a valid aid for protecting the stomach and intestines, alleviating states of poor digestion, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and constipation. But papaya also protects the gastric mucosa, counteracts gastric ulcers and infections of the gastrointestinal tract.

We have seen that, for these purposes, it is possible to take papaya pulp, even in the form of a supplement, or its leaves, as extracts or decoction. The general advice is to avoid both papaya pulp and leaves if you are allergic to the fruit. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding and ask your doctor for advice if you are taking medications to exclude drug interactions.

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