Anti-Malaria Other health benefits of papaya leaf is its anti-malaria properties. Papaya leaves have been proven to be very efficient to prevent you from malaria. Some studies indicate that the bitter taste from papaya leaves can be very effective to get rid of malaria out of your body. So, you’re strongly suggested to drink some papaya leaf juice when you’re attacked by malaria. Healthier Skin Do you know that papaya leaf contains higher Vitamin A and Vitamin C than the fruit? This high contain of Vitamin C means that papaya leaves could release antioxidant which will fight against free radicals. This antioxidant would be very beneficial to prevent your skin from any skin disease like acne, wrinkles, and heavy pigmentation. Your skin will always glow naturally, then it will boost your overall appearance and confidence too. Fight Viral Infection Papaya leaf is also commonly known for its ability to fight against infection caused by virus such as common cold or influenza. The various components of vitamin like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E will boost your immune system. Thus, papaya leaves can be very useful to keep you healthy and stay away from any viral infections. Reduce Menstrual Pain Papaya leaves turn out to be a good solution during your menstrual period. Sometimes, it could be really painful when you’re in your menstrual period. To reduce the pain, you can use one papaya leaf, add some tamarind and salt, then add water to that mixture, and then boil it and simmer it. That ingredient has been proved to its efficacy to reduce the menstrual pain. Curing Emphysema Emphysema is one of the deadly disease that comprises Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This disease is widely associated with gradual damage of lung tissue, including the destruction of the alveoli. To prevent you from this emphysema disease, you need a sufficient amount of Vitamin D. Papaya leaves contain pretty high amounts of Vitamin D which will protect your body from disease associated with emphysema lung. Cleansing Agent Papaya leaves could be very beneficial for cleansing agent, especially if you make the papaya leaves as a juice. Thanks to the compound called karpain that contained in papaya leaves. This karpain will prevent the growth of microorganism and other toxins from your body, thus it will make your skin become healthier because you will be avoided from skin problems like blemishes, pimples, and freckles. Curing Eczema Papaya leaves could also be a good solution to treat against eczema disease. Eczema is one of the kind inflammation on the skin, which characterized by itchy, vesicular, weeping, and crusting patches. Papaya leaves turn out have a great ability as an anti-inflammatory, since it can cure your eczema. You could apply the papaya leaves to the area of your body that affected by the eczema after scrubbing. Good for Hair Treatment Papaya leaf is also commonly used as a hair treatment in many salon or health care stores. Papaya leaves could bring a great benefit for your hair since it will add some shine if your hair, especially when you make these papaya leaves as a juice, and then you mix it up with honey or coconut milk. Anti-Dandruff As already mentioned above, papaya leaves contain a compound called karpain. This karpain turns out to be a great source to get rid of dirt and oil out of the hair, as well as strengthening your hair without any side effects. So, rather than buying shampoo and throwing out your money, you need to consider this herbal plant as an anti-dandruff for your hair. Regulate Menstruation Disorder Well, you already know that papaya leaves can be really helpful to reduce and alleviate your pain caused by menstruation. The good news is, papaya leaves could offer you more than that. Since papaya leaves have healing properties and very potent to balance your hormones, these leaves could help you reduce the pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms and also regulate the menstruation cycle. Lowering the Sugar Blood Levels For every one of you that might have some concerns related to diabetes diseases, this is a good news for you. Papaya leaves could stimulate the insulin activity in the body, thus it will help you to regulate the blood sugar levels and you’ll be more likely to avoid from diabetes disease. Also, papaya leaves could decrease the possibilities of having complications caused by diabetes like kidney damage. Papaya leaves also could reduce the oxidative stress that can lead to diabetes. Increase Platelets Whenever you suffer from vitamins deficiency, dengue, or chemotherapy side effects, the amount of platelets in the body will be low. If these happen, you need to consume papaya leaves as soon as possible because these leaves can be beneficial to increase the amount of platelets in your body. A lot of research that conducted in around the world evidence that consuming papaya leaves could improve the amount of platelets in your body rapidly. Inhibit the Growth of Bacteria One of the health benefits of papaya leaf is preventing the growth of bacteria, especially the bad bacteria that can cause some problems in your intestines. Some studies evidence that papaya leaves contain more than 50 active ingredients that can prevent you from bad bacteria. The karpain compound that contained in papaya leaves is one of the most important compounds that have responsibility to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria in your body. Tannin compound in papaya leaves also beneficial to inhibit the growth of worms that could be attached to your intestinal system. The research on papaya leaves conducted in rats. They divided into two groups, one group of rats pre-treated with papaya leaves and the other one is not. The result of that research was the group of rats that have papaya leaves in their body shown less oxidative stress and had the reduction of ulcer formation compared with the other group. Anti-Aging Papaya leaves contain more than 50 amino acids such as glutamate acid, glycine, valine, leucine, tryptophan, cysteine, histidine, and many more. All of these amino acids are commonly used as ingredients of commercial cosmetics in the department stores for the healthy and young looking skin. So, these papaya leaves is by far cheaper than those commercial cosmetics that sometimes can cause you some side effects. Support the Digestive System It is revealed that papaya leaf could support the work of your digestive system. The papain, chymopapain, protease, and amylase enzymes that contained in papaya leaves will be very useful to break down the nutrients like protein, carbohydrate, and mineral from the food that you just ate, thus it will support the digestive system. Tips on How to Consume It Since papaya leaves contain tons of greatness for your body, you need to try this herbal plant as the remedy of various diseases that occur to you. But, some of you might be wondering how to serve it so you can get the full advantage of it. Here are some consumption tips for papaya leaves and the steps how to making it. 1. Papaya Leaves as Juice You can make papaya leaves as a juice, so you will enjoy it more when you’re consuming this healthy herbal pant. Here are some steps how to make papaya leaf juice. • Put your juicer and blender on • Add several papaya leaves, about 10 pieces of leaf might be enough. Add some water and then just blend it until the mixture of water and the leaves is smooth enough. • After that, pour it in a glass and you could drink it immediately. But, if you don’t want to consume it immediately, you can refrigerate it for up to 4 days after you make it. • You could add some sugars for taste, so it wouldn’t too bitter. 2. Papaya Leaves as Tea • Take several papaya leaves and add to boiling water. Turn fire off and cover to steep for 5 minutes and drink.