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The papaya, Carica papaya L., is a member of the small family Caricaceae allied to the Passifloraceae. As a dual- or multi-purpose, early-bearing, space-conserving, herbaceous crop, it is widely acclaimed, despite its susceptibility to natural enemies.
In some parts of the world, especially Australia and some islands of the West Indies, it is known as papaw, or pawpaw, names which are better limited to the very different, mainly wild Asimina triloba Dunal, belonging to the Annonaceae. While the name papaya is widely recognized, it has been corrupted to kapaya, kepaya, lapaya or tapaya in southern Asia and the East Indies. In French, it is papaye (the fruit) and papayer (the plant), or sometimes figuier des Iles. Spanish-speaking people employ the names melón zapote, lechosa, payaya (fruit), papayo or papayero (the plant), fruta bomba, mamón or mamona, depending on the country. In Brazil, the usual name is mamao. When first encountered by Europeans it was quite naturally nicknamed "tree melon".Read More
Feb 6, 2012 11:25:00 PM
Papaya - The gift of nature has several uses including increasing platelet count and as a digestive agent. The leaves and fruit can both be used to support sound digestion (the unripe fruit is especially effective). The latex from the trunk of the tree is applied externally to speed the healing of wounds, ulcers, boils, warts, and cancerous tumors. The seeds gently expel worms.The flowers may be taken in an infusion to induce menstruation. A decoction of the ripe fruit is helpful for treating persistent diarrhea and dysentery in children. The ripe fruit is mildly laxative.The leaves are used to dress wounds.
The papaya plant is a small tree, Carica papaya L. (family Caricaceae), native to tropical America but found in tropical areas throughout the world. Its trunk, which is nonwoody and hollow, produces large, deeply lobed leaves and smooth-skinned cantaloupe-like fruits or melons directly on its surface without intervening branches.
When ripe, the fruits are a very desirable food. Shallow cuts made on the surface of fully grown but unripe fruits cause them to exude a milky sap or latex that after collection and drying is known as crude papain. In addition to the large quantities produced by incising the fruit, about 2 percent of papain is found in papaya leaves.Read More
Jan 18, 2012 12:26:28 PM
These days there are so many conflicting reports of what’s healthy that it’s hard to know which information to trust. Perhaps a back to basics approach is best. Fruits and vegetables really are the best thing for people to eat to stay healthy. They’re packed full of nutrients and other healthy compounds, and there’s not a lot of the “bad” stuff to contend with, like fat, cholesterol, and empty calories. Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to say healthy, and papaya is a great way to do that and to add some variety to your diet too. The papaya fruit itself is an impressive source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and phytochemicals like beta-carotene and lycopene.Read More
Dec 27, 2011 7:10:22 PM
KARACHI: It all started with that one mosquito. It even looked different — larger than the usual kind, and even today, I distinctly remember the gray and white markings on its wings and body.
I killed it within seconds of seeing it, but by then it was too late. My ankle was itching. Still, who pays any attention, right? I scratched my ankle and drove off.
Two weeks later, I noticed a few black marks on my arms, which I figured were bruises. I was running late to get to a wedding, so I paid no attention. When I got back, my back was covered in bruises and when I woke up the next morning, I had a large bruise on the inner side of my lower lip. I rushed to my family practitioner, who said: “It’s nothing to worry about. Probably a viral. It’ll go away in a day or two.”
On somebody’s instinct, I got a blood test done, but before the results could come back, I had spiked a fever and was feeling extremely nauseous. My parents took me to the nearest hospital, where the emergency room doctor ordered an immediate platelet count. It was 3,000 (the minimum for a healthy person is 150,000).Read More