Benefits of Papaya Leaf Extract

Apart from being a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A and folate, Papaya is also rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and carotenes. Papayas also contain high amounts of enzymes called papain and chymopapain, which are critical ingredients for a healthy body. Enzymes are responsible for almost every aspect of life and health, and are needed to help control all mental and physical functions. Papaya leaves have nutrients such as vitamin A, B1, C and E, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Papaya Leaf juice has an important enzyme called papain that aids in digestion by breaking down proteins. Papaya Leaf extract has shown to have great therapeutic properties and is beginning to be widely used in therapeutic and cosmetic applications. Some of the many benefits of Papaya Leaf extract are.

Fights Dengue and has Anti-Malarial properties
Dengue is caused by dengue virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. Dengue could be fatal and is characterized by high fever with headache, severe muscle pain, joint pain, red rashes on the body that can cause itching and a drastic drop in platelets count. The strange part is that, so far, no specific medicine has been formulated to treat Dengue. Papaya leaf juice has been the traditional treatment for dengue fever.

A great deal of case studies have shown that papaya leaf juice contains the enzymes chymopapin and papain that boost platelets, also known as thrombocytes while relieving the symptoms of dengue. Many players in the Pharmaceutical space are currently investing in papaya leaf extract.  The Preparations range from capsules to liquid formulas. Consuming 20ml to 25 ml of Papaya Leaf juice twice a day for a week is what is currently being recommended by doctors for faster results. Papaya leaf has also shown to have anti-malarial properties. It is used in some parts of the world as a prophylactic for preventing malaria in certain endemic zones in many countries.

Fight Fungal & Bacterial Infection
There are more than fifty active ingredients in Papaya Leaf, including Karpain compounds that inhibit microorganisms such as worms, fungi, parasites, bacteria. Papaya Leaf extract is used in herbal medicines and preparations to remove intestinal worms. The extract contains tannins that protect the intestine from re-infection. The proteins prevernt the worms from attaching themselves to the intestinal wall. Papaya Leaf extract is also shown to suppress the cause of typhoid fever.

Skin Cleansing
A great cleansing agent, Papaya leaf’s qualities are generally attributed to the presence of Karpain compounds that inhibit microorganisms and other toxins, thus promoting a clear and blemish free skin while providing the necessary protection against common skin problems like pimples, freckles and pigmentation. Papaya extract is part of many face packs and skin care products. The ingredient is shown to promote a healthy glowing skin. The Juice of papaya leaves is effective in treating eczema. Papaya leaf extract has shown to heal open wounds and sores. It also helps to soften hardened skin or the corn that is formed on the feet dude to various reasons.

Hair Care
Papaya Leaf extract is used in a number of hair care formulations like shampoos and conditioners since it is abundant in vitamins, minerals and enzymes.  Papaya leaf extract promotes hair growth, strengthens the shaft of the hair and prevents problems such as balding, thinning of hair and even dandruff. Papaya leaf extract is used as an ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoos and medications that control flakes that results from dandruff. Karpain, one of the major alkaloid components of papaya leaves is effective in removing dirt and oil, as well as chemical build up from hair without side effects. Papaya leaf juice is one of the ‘secrets’ treatments in salons. When used as a conditioner along with other ingredients like hibiscus, coconut milk or honey, Papaya leaf has shown to add shine to dull hair. It is also shown to soften coarse and dry hair when applied.

Other benefits
Apart from the benefits discussed above, Papaya leaf extract has also shown to revitalize the body, maintain high energy levels and promote vitality, renew muscle tissue, strengthen the immune system, help the digestive system by breaking down proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes. improve the cardiovascular system. It is also great for the treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly, prevention of cataract, lowering the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers thanks to its high vitamin D content.


Papaya Leaf Extract has proven time and again to be beneficial in the treatment of many health conditions and the treatment of dengue and malaria. Bio-gen manufactures excellent quality Papaya Leaf Extract in our GMP certified facility in Dobaspet, Bangalore. To learn more about Bio-gen’s Papaya Leaf Extract, write to

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