Papaya seeds eradicate intestinal parasites.
Comment: Seeds of the tropical fruit, Carica papaya, have antihelminthic and anti-amoebic activities and have been used in folk medicine to treat helminthiasis. The results of the present study indicate that this treatment can eradicate most of the common intestinal parasites. Further studies should compare the effectiveness of papaya seeds to that of conventional medications used to treat parasites.
Okeniyi JAO, et al. Effectiveness of dried Carica papaya seeds against human intestinal parasitosis: a pilot study. J Med Food. 2007;10:194-196.
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|Title Annotation:||Literature Review & Commentary|
|Author:||Gaby, Alan R.|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2008|
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