The fruit of the “tree of health”.
In tropical countries, the papaya has always enjoyed high esteem. Based on the wealth of valuable ingredients and their digestive properties, the native South Americans also called the papaya plant “tree of health”.
The ingredients of papaya strengthen digestion through papain, the papaya enzyme, among other things. This protein-splitting enzyme, also called protease, frees the intestine from protein residues, which have developed due to our “protein fattening” (Prof. Lothar Wendt) by too much animal protein and which stick together the intestinal villi. Papaya has an alkaline effect on the stomach, contains all essential amino acids, large amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium, contains pectin and essential fatty acids, as well as bioflavinoids (secondary plant substances) against the oxidative stress of free radicals (aggressive oxygen compounds). The traditional positive properties of papaya are confirmed by new scientific studies.
The fruity fountain of youth.
Furthermore, papaya contains natural anti-wrinkle active ingredients that make it a fruity fountain of youth for internal and external use. Especially papain has positive properties with regard to wrinkle reduction: its anti-oxidative effect can accelerate wound healing and strengthen the elasticity of the skin. Furthermore, it helps to loosen dead skin cells that could clog pores and cause acne, it smoothes the upper layer of the skin and can thus reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The high vitamin C content of papaya supports collagen formation, which is the basis for firm skin. The complexion, as well as the structure of hair and nails, can be visibly improved by the contained anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin A and E.