Many people are aware of the strong digestive enzymes in the fruit of the papaya. Much less well known are the intense digestive enzymes contained in the leaves.
Papaya leaves have Acetogenins, that have been shown to have dramatic biological activity against worms, parasites, some viruses, fungi and cancer cell lines. The therapeutic effects include digestion of potentially toxic waste, killing off Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori bacteria), and breaking down protein and carbohydrates to sooth the gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract and bowels. The digestion and elimination of potentially toxic wastes are essential in maintaining good overall health.