Papaya contains an enzyme known as papain, present in the fruit, stem and leaves. The two important compounds are chymopapain and papain, which are supposed to aid in digestion. Papain, a powerful anti inflammatory is used to treat arthritis. Papaya has been used for digestive problems and intestinal worms.
The softening and disintegrating qualities of papain (generally in alkaline combination, as with borax or potassium carbonate), have been taken advantage of in the treatment of warts, corns, sinuses, and chronic forms of scaly eczema, cutaneous tubercles, and other hardness of the skin, produced by irritation.
An injected dose into indolent glandular tumors is given to promote their absorption. It is useful in round worm infestation, stomachalgia, dyspepsia, constipation, amenorrhoea, skin diseases and general debility.
Concentration: 1:2 in an alcohol base
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