Simply Natural / 100% Organic Caffeine Free Papaya Leaf Herbal Tea (Anti Malaria, Fever Reducer)
Scientific names: Carica papaya
Common names: Papaya is also known as pawpaw and melon tree.
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What Are the Benefits of Papaya Leaf Tea?
This natural health drink contains 50+ nutrients including Vitamins A, C, E and B17, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, as well as the enzyme papain. Because papaya leaf tea contains many beneficial components, drinking this tea can serve to treat various ailments.
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.
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: Papaya leaf 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 tea is safe to drink but is not recommended 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: 2 Servings Per Day
Ingredients: Dried Papaya Leaf
NOTE: Herbal teas with light, delicate blossoms or leaves require somewhat shorter steeping times and lower temperatures than other heartier herbs. We recommend using 1 - 2 teaspoons of leaf per 8 oz of near boiling water (180 to 200 F) and steeping 3 to 5 minutes.
This provides a sweeter, 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.
Disclaimer: The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. The FDA has not evaluated these statements. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or ailment. The seller assumes no responsibility for any adverse reactions from the use of any products and no employees will be liable for no reason what so ever under any circumstances brought forth by any law or legal proceedings. As with most supplements please consult your doctor before use, especially if you are PREGNANT, NURSING, OR HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION.