Papaya seeds have numerous health benefits. According to Eat This!, the benefits include:
- Antibacterial Properties - Research has found that papaya seeds are effective against E. coli, Salmonella, and Staph infections.
- Kidney Protection - Research has found that papaya seed extract may protect the kidneys from toxin-induced kidney failure.
- Eliminate Intestinal Parasites - There is evidence that papaya seeds eradicate intestinal parasites. In a study done on Nigerian children with intestinal parasites, 76.7% of the children were parasite-free after seven days of treatment with papaya seeds compared to only 16.7% of the children who received a placebo.
- Liver Detoxifier - In Chinese medicine, it is believed that a teaspoon of papaya seeds will help detoxify the liver. Papaya seeds are often recommended by natural doctors in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver.
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