Friday, April 15, 2011

Medicinal potential

The juice has an in vitro antiproliferative effect on liver cancer cells, probably due to its component of lycopene or immune system stimulation.
Papaya seed could be used as an antibacterial agent for Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus or Salmonella typhi, although further research is needed before advocating large-scale therapy.Papaya seed extract may be nephroprotective (protect the kidneys) in toxicity-induced kidney failure.

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