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Papaya Extract Kills Cancer Cells

Lab tests on papaya extract shows that it can kill tumor cells from cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. The tests, using extracts made from dried papaya leaves, showed that the anticancer effects were stronger when cells received larger doses of the tea.

The research, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, also demonstrated that papaya leaf extract helps regulate the immune system, potentially helping the body fight off cancers. And researcher Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ph.D., at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, says the study results are so convincing he now eats a serving of papaya every day.

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  • http://nil Imtiaz

    Exclent and very valuable information

  • joe

    question to the doctor
    what kind for of papaya does doctor eat
    is it the leaf or deied papaya or what

  • jeannine

    where can you buy the extract or can you just eat fresh papaya

  • rita

    Mr Aggarwal recommends Dry Papaya Leaf but says he started eating the fruit.
    Surely there must be a big difference between the Betacarotene rich sweet orange fruit and the green bitter coarse looking leaves (which incidentally is wrongly shown in the picture attached ..a papays leaf has 3 parts and looks like a fig leaf )
    It would help if the chemical / content in the dry leaf is mentioned in the article.

  • http://n/a len

    yep, this and nearly all such articles

    1) always exciting content

    2) provoke more questions (leaves?, extract?, fruit?, dosage per Kg-body weight? with or w/o food?)


    • Easy Health Options Staff

      The researchers who did these experiments are not sure which compounds in the papaya are producing the observed effects. That is going to be the subject of future tests. Meanwhile, other scientists who have seen the study seem to feel that we should all be eating more papaya. And there are extracts on the market which you can use.

      • suzi bianche

        I read that Hawian papaya isd being geneticly modified. How long does it take for papaya tre to produce?

  • Tujuga Gal

    Too many questions here. What strain of papaya? There are many; is one better than others? What is done to make the leaves work? Tea? Tincture? Steamed as a veggie? Wrapped as a poultice? How is it to be handled and processed? And what do we need to look for in the extract? Alcohol base? Water base? What potency?

    A starting place, but far from complete or specific enough.

  • Sebastian St. George

    Great article! Thank you for sharing & posting :)

  • Dr Jane Little DC

    Put some leaves in a pot & boil for a few hours. Drain the liquid & drink. Can keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Then boil fresh leaves.

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