Pawpaw and Pineapple fruits are like inseparable twins in combating some illness. While pawpaw plays active role to help on issues relating to pile, diabetes, stomach ulcer, impotency, asthma, and malaria, Pineapple is very effective for weight loss, combats circulatory problems, sour throat, urinary tract infection and arthritis. Both work together to effect good digestion cholesterol reduction and fights cough
Health Benefit and Medicinal Treatment with Pawpaw and Pineapple.
Medicinal treatment with pawpaw, is a very good way to combat many illness. Pawpaw or papaya is native to South America where it has spread to many tropical and subtropical countries of the world. It is herbaceous tree with a simple stem and growing up to 2-5 meters with palmate leaves formed at the apical region and the fruits formed in between the leaves.
NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF PAWPAW
It has alkaloids substances, potassium as the main mineral, malic acid, pepsin-like substances papain and vitamins ABC.
- The Fruit
- The seeds
- The leaves
MEDICINAL TREATMENT AND HEALTH BENEFIT OF PAWPAW
DIGESTION OF PROTEINS/ MEAT
With the pepsin like compounds and papain as component, consumption of pawpaw aids in the digestion of proteins, especially meat: this is a major problem for the elderly. They are hardly able to digest and utilize proteins properly. This leads to other health consequences. People above 40 years should for this reason consume pawpaw daily for good health.
Squeeze a handful of the leaves in a cup of water and drink a glass thrice daily and your sugar level will be very okay.
A wholesome and unripe pawpaw cut or quartered into several units with the back and seed and soaked in 4-5 liters bottle of water for 96 hours or four days is a useful drug for ulcer: Filter or sieve and drink, the liquid can be refrigerated. Take it 3 x daily, half glass at a time. This is efficacious for stomach ulcer.
Cholesterol and Fat Dissolving
The liquid from the boiled seeds has been found useful in the control of obesity as well as reduction of cholesterol. A handful of seeds from ripe pawpaw with 1 liter of water is boiled and sieved. Then the liquid can be taken at half a glass, twice daily.
CURE FOR MALARIA
Pawpaw leaves and others, including mango, cashew, neem tree leaves are boiled and well-cooked and cooled for drinking at one cup twice daily for both malaria and typhoid. The leaves should fill a medium cooking pot by half and the rest should be water. Squeeze the yellow leaves of pawpaw. The liquid, extracted and water added and taken like that for a week. This is also very efficacious against malaria fever. Four large leaves in a liter of water is good, while a glass of the drink, three times daily is also good.
THERAPY FOR ULCERATED WOUND
The white liquid that can be obtained by tapping the trunk of pawpaw tree and the fruits is called PAPAIN, a meat tenderizer known for softening tough meat. However, it also has curative properties and could be used for medical treatment on ulcerated wounds. It is very effective. The milky liquid, papain is just rubbed on the wound liberally, after washing with hot water and cleaning the wound.
CURE FOR CONVULSION
The fallen brownish leaves of pawpaw can be grounded into powder and two table spoons of the grounded powder is added to original palm oil, which should not contain too much free fatty acids, and the resultant mixture can be used like a lotion for the entire body of a convulsive patient. This will bring an immediate fast relief and drop in temperature.
POOR ERECTION/ IMPOTENCE
This very embarrassing sexual issue is a letdown to many men, irrespective of age or status. Quarter unripe pawpaw fruit to several pieces. Cooked to boiling point. Sieve and take three times daily after each meal. Combine medical treatment with regular exercise. Refrain from excessive alcohol, or kola nuts as these are sexual depressants.
CURE FOR ASTHMA
Smoke from dried pawpaw leaves, when inhaled by asthma patients provide automatic relief from asthma. Put some dry pawpaw leaves in the fire at the kitchen, while the victim sits around and inhales the smoke. This relief the patient from cold, which is an enemy to asthmatic patients.
Harvest the tendered root of pawpaw. Cook to 100 degree or boiling point, cool and sieved. Take the liquid, 1 glass three times daily till pile disappears. This happens between 3-10 days.
Harvest the tendered root of pawpaw. Cook to 100 degree or boiling point, cool and sieved. Take the liquid, 1 glass three times daily till pile disappears. This happens between 3-10 days. Inhale the vapor from the boiling root and this hasten the softening of the cough.
HEALTH IMPORTANCE OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple is an annual fruit crop which is of tropical origin. It produces a large fruit with thick scaly and segmented skin with a vegetable crown on it for propagation.
The flesh is yellowish, sweet and tasty with a pervasive and inviting flavor or aroma.
NUTRITIONAL PROPERTY OF PINEAPPLE FRUIT
It contains bromelin, an enzyme which acts similarly with pepsin.(Stomach enzyme that aids the digestion of proteins). Consumption of pineapple accelerates the digestion of proteins because of bromelin. It also contains fruit sugar (Fructose), crude fiber and high content of vitamin C.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
- Helps Lower Cholesterol: Pineapple helps to lower cholesterol.
- PERISTALTIC MOVEMENT OF THE BOWEL TO ENHANCE DIGESTION: The insoluble crude fiber content of pineapple on consumption of pineapple facilitates peristaltic-“turning movement” in the digestive tract. Once this is going on indigestion or constipation becomes difficult. If bowel is free, the indices of stomach cancers are low.
- FOR COUGH: It has bechic properties. Pineapple helps to relieve cough once consumed. This may likely be due to the sugars and organic acid present in pineapple.
- WEIGHT LOSS: It is an appetite suppressant .it has anorectic action. Some weight loss diets contain essentially pineapple product.
- CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS: Pineapple improve the blood circulatory system. It maintain good health of the blood vessels. The high vitamin C content may be a contributory factor as it is a powerful antioxidant.
- SOUR THROAT : Gargle with Pineapple juice for sour throat
- ARTHRITIS: There are also claims that eating pineapple always is helpful in warding off arthritis,
- URINARY TRACT INFECTION: Regular consumption of pineapple juice is very helpful in clearing all sorts of urinary tract infections.