Research Finds That Paw Paw (Papaya) Leaf May Cure Cancer

Researchers say that papaya leaf extract and its tea have dramatic cancer-fighting properties against a broad range of tumors, backing a belief held in a number of folk traditions.

According to researchers at Purdue University, papaya/paw paw contains 50 biologically active ingredients, many of which fight bacteria, parasites, fungi and certain varieties of cancer cells. In studies on mice and other animals, papaya extracts have successfully reduced tumors without any toxic effects.

In addition to its long list of cancer fighting substances, papaya (or Paw Paw as it is known in Australia) has large doses of both fat and water soluble vitamins. In particular its high vitamin B17 content, a vitamin utilized in chemotherapy treatment for many years now.

Papaya originates from tropical American countries. Today Papaya is cultivated in most tropical countries around the world.

The Papaya with the Latin name carica papaya is called Paw Paw in Australia and New Zealand. This is in no way related to the Paw Paw in North America that has the Latin name asimina tribola, though both are medicinal plants. If you are searching for paw paw for cancer or other purposes, be absolutely sure to buy carica papaya.

Papaya leaf juice is claimed to have reversed cancer in many people. Harold W. Tietze in his book Papaya The Medicine Tree, describes how to make the juice and tells the stories of many cancer survivors who reportedly used the juice to get rid of their cancer.

University of Florida researcher Nam Dang and colleagues in Japan, in a report published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, documented papaya’s anticancer effect against tumors of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas.
The researchers used an extract made from dried papaya leaves, and the effects were stronger when cells received larger doses of papaya leaf tea.

When the cancer cell lines were incubated with the papaya leaf extract, investigators saw a two-pronged effect. First, many of the cancer cells died. Second, the extract also boosted the immune cells, improving the ability of those cells to secrete chemicals that help the body fight cancer.

Papaya has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments in many parts of the world, especially Asia.

Deng said the results are consistent with reports from indigenous populations in Australia and his native Vietnam.
The researchers said papaya extract did not have any toxic effects on normal cells, avoiding a common side effect of many cancer treatments.

Dang and a colleague have applied to patent the process to distill the papaya extract through the University of Tokyo.

Other research in the United States have isolated a chemical compound in the pawpaw tree which is reported to be a million times stronger than the strongest anti-cancer drug. Stan Sheldon, says the discovery does not surprise him. 
“I was dying from cancer in both lungs when it was suggested to me as an old Aboriginal remedy” he said. “I tried it for two months and then I was required to have a chest x-ray during those compulsory TB checks they used to have. They told me both lungs were clear. I told my specialists and they didn’t believe me until they had carried out their own tests. Then they scratched their heads and recommended I carry on drinking the extract I boiled out of the papaw leaves.”
That was in 1962. The cancer never recurred. Since then he has passed on his knowledge and cured many suffering from cancer. Sheldon’s recipe involves boiling and simmering fresh pawpaw leaves and stems in a pan for two hours before draining and bottling the extract. He said the mixture could be kept in a refrigerator though it may ferment after three or four days.

One man has been growing papaws and giving away the leaves to cancer victims ever since he read about Mr Sheldon. “I have no doubt that it works,” he said. “I know people walking around now who should have been dead according to their original cancer diagnosis. But the pawpaw treatment helped them to beat the cancer.”

The recipe is as follows:

Wash and partly dry several medium-size papaya leaves. Cut them up like cabbage and place them in a saucepan with 2 quarts/ liters of water. Bring the water and leaves to the boil and simmer without a lid until the water is reduced by half.
Strain the liquid and bottle in glass containers.
The concentrate will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. If it becomes cloudy, it should be discarded.

The recommended dosage in the original recipe is 3 Tablespoons/ 50ml three times a day.

The leaves have also been reported successful used when dried and ground. The astonishing effects of the pawpaw have also been proved in tests on mice. The results were very impressive; tumors found in humans were being injected in mice and during treatment with papaw were disappearing.

Pawpaw twigs contain acetogenins - active compounds that modulate the production of ATP in mitochondria of specific cells - which affects the viability of specific cells and the growth of blood vessels that nourish them. A recent clinical study with over 100 participants showed that the pawpaw extract, containing a mixture of acetogenins, supports the body's normal cells during times of cellular stress.

Acetogenins found in pawpaw have been shown to have dramatic biological activity, being active against worms, some viruses, fungi, and many cancer cell lines. When compared with conventional chemotherapy agents, they have worked comparably in cell culture and animal studies, but at far lower concentrations and with almost no toxicity to host animals.

Pawpaw is very effective on its own. It typically doesn't need any supporting supplements.

Pawpaw should not be used with any kind of thyroid stimulators or with CoQ10. For cancer patients taking Laetrile, it is important to consume paw paw and pineapple each day, as the natural enzyme strips the coating on the cancer cells, so that the B17 in the kernels can work.

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