We have plenty of papaya trees in our farm and it is one fruit I love to have very often. The botanical name of papaya is Carica Papaya. With only 43 calories per 100 grams, it is an ideal fruit to have daily. Papaya has high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium.
Papaya is very very good for people suffering from constipation and is an ideal fruit to include in the diet when trying to lose weight as it is full of nutrients but has less calories. Though papaya is a great fruit to be had everyday by people of all ages, I would suggest to be cautious while buying papaya as many of the vendors use calcium carbide to artificially ripen it .
I always eat papaya that is grown in our farm, few months back when I was traveling, I had a bowl of papaya from a shop. My god, within half an hour I had diarrhea and was feeling very sick, till today I am terrified of having papaya from outside. One good tip while buying papaya is to check whether papaya is of uniform color throughout or not, if the whole fruit is of uniform color chances are very high that it has been ripened through artificial means.
Papaya Health Benefits:
1. Papaya For Constipation:
2. Papaya For Digestion:
3. Papaya For Weight Loss:
4. Papaya seeds For Deworming:
5. Papaya For Hair & Skin:
Papaya Side effects:
How To Use Papaya For Skin Care:
1. Remove the skin of the papaya and grind the flesh into a smooth puree in a mixer. I used fresh papaya from our farm.
2. Add good quality gram flour | besan to it.
3. Get fresh turmeric paste by rubbing an organic turmeric against a coarse stone along with little water.
4. Add the turmeric puree to the gram flour mixture.
5. Now add enough buttermilk to make a smooth paste, your homemade face pack is ready…
- I used homemade buttermilk for this recipe. Using buttermilk does not make our skin greasy.
- It has been a long time since I tried a new homemade face pack and I loved this papaya face pack very much.
- This pack is great for acne prone skin and is gentle enough to be used on even very sensitive skin.
- If you don’t have buttermilk you can use rose water too..