Video: ‘Wonders of Papaya Leaves’
Papaya leaf and orange peel are herbs you can use to brew tea to gain a variety of health benefits. Research has shown papaya leaf and orange peel may have the potential to lower your risk of chronic diseases, including certain types of cancer. Additional benefits of these herbs include increased appetite and constipation treatment.
Additionally, papaya leaf tea contains 50+ nutrients including Vitamins A, C, E and B17, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, as well as the enzyme papain. Lemongrass tea is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese; it also contains minute traces of the B vitamins. Orange peel can serve as a cough, cold, and flu remedy, source of vitamin C, decongestant, and so on.
Cancer - Papaya leaf tea might prove effective as a cancer preventative and treatment, according to a study published in the February 2010 issue of the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology." In the tissue culture study, papaya leaf tea reduced inflammation and activated immune system toxic effects toward cancer cells, inhibited tumor cell growth and stimulated genes that modulate the immune system's anti-tumor effects. The researchers concluded that the results of their preliminary study indicate the immune-modulating properties of papaya leaf tea may prove to be useful in treatment and prevention of diseases, including cancer, allergies and serve as a component in some vaccines.
One of the more exciting bits of news about papaya is that studies show that its leaves, when made into an infusion (tea), are effective in preventing malaria.
Ulcer - Papaya leaf tea protected against gastric ulcers in a study on laboratory animals published in the September 2008 issue of the "West Indian Medical Journal." In the study, papaya leaf extract reduced ulcer severity and showed strong antioxidant effects. Papaya leaf extract also decreased oxidized lipids and increased antioxidant activity within red blood cells. Researchers concluded from this preliminary study that papaya leaf tea shows potential for the treatment of gastric ulcer and oxidative stress on the stomach.
Gluten Digestion - The enzyme papain in papaya leaves assists in the digestion of proteins and is useful for treating gastrointestinal disorders, according to the book "The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body." Papaya leaf tea can alleviate heartburn discomfort and is an appetite stimulant. Papaya leaf tea may also help digest the wheat protein gluten, which is difficult for some people to digest and causes an autoimmune condition known as celiac disease.
Dewormer/parasite remover - Papaya leaf has certain properties that aid in the elimination of intestinal parasites when taken regularly in the morning on an empty stomach.
Some additional benefits of papaya leaf tea include:
• Reduces gastrointestinal issues (constipation, bowel disorders)
• Digestive aid (e.g. carbohydrate, protein, wheat gluten breakdown)
• Appetite enhancer
• Effective against dengue fever
• Acne, zit, and eczema treatment
• May provide relief from menstrual cramps
• Enhances the production of Th1-type cytokines, molecules that have a role in regulating the immune system of the body.
The enzyme papain in papaya leaf has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people, according to a study published in the September 2008 issue of the journal "Ugeskrift for Laeger." The report documented a breakout of allergic symptoms in 10 out of 22 employees at a research laboratory who were exposed to papain dust. The workers developed symptoms of itchy eyes and runny nose. Improved hygienic conditions and proper ventilation solved the problem.
• Papaya is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods.
• Papaya is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as medicine.
• Papaya is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts.
• Papaya is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy. Do not take papaya by mouth in medicinal amounts if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that unprocessed papain, one of the chemicals found in papaya, might poison the fetus or cause birth defects. Not enough is known about the safety of papaya during breast-feeding. It is best to avoid taking it in amounts higher than normal food amounts.
If you want both an aromatic tea, as well as a healthy one, orange peel tea is perfect. It is a delicious beverage, especially during cold winter days. It also helps you stay healthy, especially thanks to the amount of vitamin C it contains.
Orange peel tea is made from the peel of the orange fruit. The fruit grows in orange trees, which are cultivated all around the world. The orange peel is the outer skin of the orange, leathery-textured and with many oil glands. Orange peel, as well as the peel from other fruits (lemon, lime) has been used for medical purposes for many years. They are also used for culinary purposes, as they can be added to soups, stews, cakes or cookies.
The orange peel tea is a great source of Vitamin C, and also has vitamin B1. Other important active constituents are: choline, folic acid, antioxidant flavonoids, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and aldehydes.
Because of its many active constituents, orange peel tea helps you stay healthy. One cup brings many health benefits.
Orange peel tea helps you fight against viruses and bacteria. It is also useful when treating coughs, asthma, bronchitis, tightness in the chest, and colds. Generally, it is good at helping the body eliminate the phlegm in the lungs.
Drinking orange peel tea helps you have a good digestion. It is useful when relieving gas, bloating and nausea, symptoms of an upset stomach. Also, it is drunk in order to treat constipation, and it helps boost your appetite.
Orange peel tea is also helpful when it comes to having a good oral hygiene. It helps you take care and treat sensitive skin, and it also eliminates bad breath. Another benefit is related to stimulating blood circulation and the flow in the lymphatic system. Also, orange peel tea is useful with helping you fight stress, nervousness, and insomnia.
For women who have just given birth, orange peel tea helps treat mastitis (when the breast feels swollen because of excess milk production). If this is your case, then it's recommended that you drink it twice a day.
Orange Peel Tea Side Effects
Just like any type of tea, orange peel tea also comes with a few side effects.
First, it is recommended that you not drink orange peel tea while you're pregnant. It might cause problems to the baby.
Orange peel tea can act as a stimulant in some cases. It might cause symptoms such as nervousness or restlessness, and you might also have trouble falling asleep. It will act even more as a stimulant if you take a supplement that contains caffeine.
If your family has a history of heart diseases, speak to your doctor before drinking orange peel tea. It might be harmful for you, and cause high blood pressure, hypertension, arrhythmias, tachycardia, fainting, heart palpitations and chest pains.
Be careful if you're suffering from hyperthyroidism. Orange peel tea may aggravate the thyroid's condition. It might also weaken your body, or cause vision problems. It can cause your vision to get blurry, difficulty in focusing, and it might also worsen glaucoma.
Not only is orange peel tea richly aromatic and delicious, but it is also good for your health. Make sure you get no side effects and then you can enjoy a cup of orange peel tea!
Possible Orange Peel Tea Benefits
• Cough and sore throat treatment
• Bronchitis treatment
• Cold, flu, vomiting treatment
• Reducing the production of mucus
• Treating inflammation of the pancreas
• Mastitis treatment
• Hangover cure
• Restoring lost appetite
• Treating constipation or difficult bowel movements
• Eliminate bad breath
• Ridding cramps
Quality: Our teas are 100% free from pesticides and chemicals. They are naturally grown & never fumigated or irradiated, and are hand picked & naturally dried.
Preparation:Served hot or iced, Papaya leaf and orange peel tea is a refreshing accompaniment to many different types of cuisine, or a proper health tonic in its own right. Recommended to take with honey instead of sugar. Papaya leaf and orange peel tea is safe to drink but is not recommended in large quantity for women who are pregnant or nursing. Please contact your physician if you feel you have any serious problems that may require professional treatment.
Recommended Adult Intake: 1 - 2 Servings Per Day
Ingredients: Dried Papaya Leaf, Dried Orange Peel
NOTE: Herbal teas with roots require longer steeping times than teas containing light, delicate blossoms or leaves. Therefore, we recommend using 1 tea bag per 6 - 8 oz. of boiling water (approx. 200 F) and steeping 5 to 10 minutes. Use 2 tea bags if a stronger brew is desired.
This provides a better tasting brew while repeated infusions allow you to extract all the nutritional and medicinal benefits from the herb.
Herbal teas can be brewed in porcelain, ceramic, glass, or stainless steel but never in aluminum or other harmful materials. Be sure to cover the cup or teapot while steeping to prevent the loss of fragrant essential oils and other therapeutic and nutritional elements.
Shelf Life: Our products will maintain their freshness and integrity for up to 18 months after purchase. Store in a cool dark place to ensure full shelf life.