Vol. 11, Issue 6, Part A (2023)
Nutritional benefits of the Carica papaya: A review
Author(s): Jyotsana Singh, Farha Shaikh, Rajvinder Kaur, Tripti, Kumkum, Ankita and Moni
Abstract: The Caricaceae family includes the papaya (Carica papaya Linn.), renowned worldwide for its therapeutic and dietary benefits. The fruit is nutritious and delicious, and all plant components, including the fruit, the root, the bark, the peel, the seeds, and the pulp, are known to offer medical benefits. The health advantages of raw papaya are likely to be extensive. Given that it is available year-round, it might be considered a nutrient powerhouse. The biological activity and therapeutic uses of papaya have undergone significant research over the past few years, and as a result, it is currently regarded as an important fruit plant for neutraceuticals. The present review has focused on the anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of Carica papaya, the nutritional value of the fruit, and the medicinal properties of its various parts to provide a comprehensive overview of this commercial fruit crop with multiple uses.
How to cite this article:
Jyotsana Singh, Farha Shaikh, Rajvinder Kaur, Tripti, Kumkum, Ankita, Moni. Nutritional benefits of the Carica papaya: A review. Int J Herb Med 2023;11(6):10-14. DOI: 10.22271/flora.2023.v11.i6a.908