The pawpaw plant is a native of South America, where it was cultivated since Pre-Columbian times. There are 22 plants and trees in the pawpaw genus; the most famous of which is carica papaya.
Pawpaw improves the digestion of protein and expels worms. The ripe
fruit are rich in Vitamin A, B, and C. Vitamin A is good for eyesight.
Vitamin B for the nerves and muscles, while Vitamin C strengthens the
immune system and helps to fight against illnesses.
For worms, chew two
tablespoons of seeds of ripe pawpaw fruit first thing on rising and last
thing at night. Do this for three days. Take only fruits for breakfast
and supper for those three days.
Pawpaw also cures stomach ulcer. Cut a big unripe pawpaw fruit into
pieces. Do not remove the peel or seeds. Simply cut the whole fruit into
cubes. Then soak in five bottles of water for four days. Sieve and take
half a glass three times daily for two weeks.
This is avery good remedy
for intestinal ulcer.
For asthma, burn dried pawpaw leaves and inhale the smoke during an
attack of asthma. It brings quick relief. To prevent an attack, inhale
the smoke every night. Pawpaw root is also effective for impotence. Cut
two unripe pawpaw fruits, including the seeds and peels. Bring to boil
in eight bottles of water. Take half a glass thrice daily.
Malaria Fever: squeeze some yellow pawpaw leaves in water. Take a
glassful three times daily for seven days. The preparation is also good
for jaundice. The dosage is the same.
Bronchitis and piles: Bring some pawpaw roots to boil. Take half a
glass thrice daily for bronchitis and half a glass twice daily for pile.
Pawpaw is also good for the skin. Rubbing pawpaw juice on the skin
helps exfoliate skin and clear acne and black heads. It also brightens