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Papaya: In some parts of the world, papaya leaves are made into tea as a treatment for malaria, has been used as a medicine for dengue fever, & is marketed in tablet form to remedy digestive problems. Papain is also applied topically for the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings & burns, & green papaya as an herbal medicine for contraception & abortion. Papaya seeds might contain antibacterial properties. ...Read more
Is it ok to swallow all the papaya seeds in a glass of water beside eating the papaya advice by my chinese physician for constipation?
Papaya: Unripe papaya fruit is used as a laxative. The seeds are used for treating intestinal worms in some cultures. Eating the seeds in moderation may be ok, but large quantities unsafe due to benzyl isothiocyanate, which may cause toxicity at high doses. Thus, stick with a few seeds only. Use the unripe fruit to treat your constipation or use other dietary fiber & fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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