Karachi: A group of students from University of Karachi 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 media, Naseem explained that juice of papaya seed is every essential to protect kidney from becoming dysfunctional because it contains flavonoids and phenotic, which provides prevention from germs of such diseases.

People in Japan also believed that liver could be protected from diseases with usage of one teaspoon of papaya seeds, Naseem said. Its seeds can be used with milk to avoid typhoid and it can also cure 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 contains 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 in controlling 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 should 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 clotting.

Magnesium in papaya helps to eliminate face acnes. In addition, papaya also eliminates nausea and constipation complaints and it also protects from formation of emphysema in body of those who are habitual of smoking, the researchers said.


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