I have been reading throught this forum and i've found some really interesting things. One inparticular was papaya (Pawpaw) seeds and that they kill certain worms/parasites in your colon.
I did some research into this and it seems to say eat ground 'sun-dried papaya seeds'. Why do these have to be sun-dried? I've heard if you leave dried fruit in the sun it kills all the fungus/mold. Is this the reason why the seeds have to be sun-dried?
I live in the u.k and it's the middle of winter, believe me, there's not a chance of getting anything to sun-dry at the moment, I haven't seen a nice warm sun in a while.
Will just ordinary dried (room-temperature dried) ground papaya seeds do just as well?
Papayas are very good for you, as you all know they contain digestive enzymes and lots of vitamin C. But does anyone know what sort of nutrition is in papaya seeds? E.g If they are rich in any protiens, vitamins, minerals etc, or if they are semi-poisonous to the human body? Just interested, think i'll start making my own powder with water if it's supposed to be good for you.
I used green (raw) papaya last Saturday - using the seeds and the skin. I juiced them. Raw papaya is very dry in the center in the seeds area. The seeds are small white 'nubs' and I don't think you can extract anything from them if you still dried them .
Maybe sun-drying is for the ripe (yellow) papaya seeds? As they are wet/slimy, with this gel-like coating? But I also tried the ripe seeds (so I hope they're not poisonous!). Disappointingly, I got more with the raw seeds than the ripe ones. I'm not sure if I already got most of them out, or the ripe ones simply don't work as well. So I'm trying the raw seeds again next week, after I tried the pineapples :)
Yes, I got more parasite-looking items (I didn't pass whole/live parasites) when I used the raw papaya seeds. In fact I'm not sure if the ripe seeds worked for me as what I passed around that time were much smaller and less in number. So I was thinking it could also be that these were the last of the raw papaya purge.
No I didn't do an intentional or structured fasting prior to cleanse, nor had an enema or a laxative. But when I drank my juice, it was on a very empty stomach. I didn't pass anything the whole day following the cleanse, not even my normal bm. I passed them 2 days after.
It is only now that I'm considering a bowel cleanse. I tried just the oral (salt) enema yesterday as I wanted to see how it would affect my bm. I was planning to do the 8-day lemon fast with B&P and the oral enema. But if yesterday would be a daily exercise (multiple watery bm) I'm not sure how I can squeeze that into my schedule as I need to go to work \o?
I live in South America and many people eat fresh papaya seeds in order to prevent cancer, rid themselves of parasites, and as a natural form of birth control in women. Why they do this, I don't know, but it seems to work. It has been discovered that fresh black papaya seeds (from a ripe, but not overly ripe, papaya) are full of Leatrine, or vitamin B17, which destroys cancer cells on contact. The seeds have no known side effect or danger, but they are a bit spicy. They are best eaten fresh and chewed up in the mouth rather than dried or blended, or so say the natural health experts around here. Some people dry them and grind them up. The only papaya seeds I know of are black. Hope that helps.
I think they say sundried to preserve the papaya seeds. If you're having them fresh they don't need to be dried. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
They taste pretty strong so I blend them up in a papaya seed smoothie recipe I found here - http://superfoodprofiles.com/papaya-seeds-parasites
It's said to be good for parasites like intestinal worms and is a lot easier than chewing a mouthful of the seeds.
Think it's certain alkaloids in the seeds that have the parasite killing effect. They are also full of papain the protein digesting enzyme so might help to break down parasite eggs as well.