Various parts of papaya can be used for human health or beauty from its roots, rod, flowers, bark and even its sap.
According to VN Villegas in his book, Natural Resources of South East Asia: Fruits that can be Eaten, 60 % of papaya plant can be eaten. Each 100 gram of papaya fruit contains 86.6 gram water, 0.5 gram of protein, 0.3 gram of fat, 12.1 gram carbohydrate, 0.7 gram fiber, 0.5 gram ash, 34 mg calcium, 11 mg of iron, 3 mg calium, 450 mg vitamin A, 74 mg vitamin C, 0.03 mg of tyamine, 0.5 mg of niacina and 0.04 riboflavin. Its energy value is 200kJ/100 gram with main sugar content which are sucrose (48.3 gram), glucose (29.8 percent) and fructose (21.9 percent).
In tropical countries, this fruit is available year around. Papaya can be used as ingredient of rujak (fruit salad), pick-me-up, gelatin, jam, cake and frozen fruit. In Java, Indonesia papaya flowers can be used as ingredients of candy and its young leaves can be used as foods or jamu. Karpaina, a type of alkaloid, which is available in papaya can be used to reduce heart disorder, anti amoeba medicine and laxative.
Did you know that papaya has good therapeutic effects? Yes, it has good therapeutic effects especially for women beauty such as to reduce weight, tighten breasts and prevent premature aging.
Papaya has benefits to reduce our weights. Young papaya has certain enzyme more than ripe papaya. This enzyme is fat burner and can parse protein better.
Papaya is believed by Indonesian ancestors as a fruit that can tighten breasts. Its enzyme can help breasts growth, so they can be tight and springy. Papaya is also enriched with tighten hormone as well as vitamin A that stimulate female hormone secretion and stimulates ovary to release female hormone.
Vitamin C in papaya is 48 times more than apple. Papaya has active content to detox body and it can refresh skin from the inside. Papaya also accelerate skin metabolism process. Papaya can melt skin layers and substance horn that are produced in pores, so it will make skins tighten and brighten.
So, from now on, you should use it regularly as mask.