Papaya - Not Just The Fruit, The Leaf Too!

October 21, 2015

In case you were wondering how papaya tea is made, papaya tea isn’t made from the papaya fruit; it’s made from papaya leaves and its benefits are numerous. The Malay community of Malaysia eats steamed young papaya leaves. They know the surplus of benefits contained in the leaves, which have recently been scientifically proven. Now, papaya leaf tea is making waves in the alternative health industry, serving as preventive care for many illnesses.

The latest discovery is that papaya leaf oils are able to cure a mosquito-borne disease known as dengue. This is a very exciting breakthrough especially since dengue has killed over thousands of people in South America. This is just the tip of the iceberg of papaya leaves’ health benefits.

Papaya leaf tea contains antioxidants, which are effective in targeting free-radicals that damage our cells. Papaya leaf tea ingestion is found to reduce blood oxidative stress. Because of this, papaya leaf tea is known to be highly effective as a cancer-preventing agent. When you consume the tea regularly, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells and has shown potential to turn tumors benign instead of allowing them to become malignant. Drinking papaya tea also tempers cell inflammation maintaining your cells health.

Additionally, papaya tea may be the answer to stomach ulcers that occur due to excessive alcohol consumption. If you are a spicy food lover and/or a liquor lover, drinking papaya tea might reduce the side effects of your indulgence because it acts as a liver protectant.

And if you have a sluggish immune system, drinking papaya tea will fortify it because it is packed with vitamins and minerals. Your body will feel a lot better and you won’t get sick as easily. Papaya leaf tea is virtually a shield against illnesses.

Explore the benefits of papaya and see how it can improve your life! We use papaya as an ingredient in our Chamomile Mint Cleanse (