Friday, March 12, 2010

Papaya Leaf, New Weapon : against Cancer

Papaya Leaf, New Weapon : against Cancer
Behind the bitter taste, papaya leaf was kept benefits as cancer-fighting substances. By experts, papaya leaf excellence in combating various types of tumors in the body is called a "very impressive".
Nam Dang is a researcher from the University of Florida and colleagues from Japan to publish its findings about the benefits of papaya leaf extract to fight cervical cancer, breast, liver, lung, and pancreas. The researchers used the papaya leaf extract was dried and used as papaya leaf tea.
In research conducted known Dang, papaya leaf extract will produce molecules called TH1 type of cytokines that help improve the body's immune system. This will support the therapeutic use of the immune system to fight cancer.

Experts say, papaya extract has no toxic effect on normal cells and thus more secure than cancer therapy in general. In his research, 10 types of cancer cell culture dipajan with papaya leaf extract and then observed for 24 hours. Proved, papayas slow the growth of tumor cells in all types of cancer.
Besides consumed as fruit, papaya is also used as traditional medicine, especially by the Aborigines in Australia, the population of Vietnam, and several other Asian countries.