Here in Brasil ingesting WHOLE Papaya seeds is a traditional home remedy for cleansing. The traditional healers and herbalists say it is especially great for cleaning out Parasites, cleansing the intestines and constipation. It is still very common for mothers to give it to their children.
Remember: THE SEEDS MUST BE SWALLOWED WHOLE. NO CHEWING!
The scientific reasoning behind it is that the seeds are covered by that jelly-looking fiber.
Tip: It is easiest if you swallow a spoonful of papaya with whole seeds. You may have soft stool as it is a natural laxative, afterwards you will feel lighter.
1 small papaya or 1/2 a large papaya daily for up to 7 days.
They will come out in your poop, do´n´t be alarmed. The little black inner seed is insoluble fiber which acts as a brush cleaning out your intestines. The jelly-like covering is soluble fiber that will lightly coat your stool with a gel.
Keep hydrated. Its an easy recipe even for people who mono-eat.
Ok, how long should you do it (is 7 days the traditional way to do it, or should you do it shorter?)? Can you do the seed thing just whenever you happen to eat papaya or does it have to be exclusively a few day thing?
Aaaah OOOOkay :) First I thought, you mean ONLY eating one papaya a day for a weak (and nothing else), which put me off gg But you mean, eating it just additional to whatever else, right? I have to try that, as I love papaya… Haven’t had one for quite a long time though…. they’re quite expensive and I can’t get organic/fairtrade ones here.. Thanks for the interesting post!
germin8, the burning on my mouth and nose continued the next couple times i ate the papaya, it is a similar thing to what i have experienced eating too much pineapple (although not on my nose!) but after those few times it went away and i have been having papaya almost everyday ever since this post went up. There weren’t any negative effects on my stomach, only positive, its gentle and effective. The first couple days i noticed like white mucousy stuff in my stool…glad thats getting out!
I went from being totally unfamiliar and a little grossed out by papaya and esp papaya seeds to loving and craving the fruit and especially the Seeds! thanks again Ale!
Oh yea, my boyfriend loves it too! we fight over who gets more seeds hehe
I love papaya. If I absolutely had to pick a favorite fruit, that would be it (but I really love almost all fruits). Anyway, I did a search for papaya and found this and just ate all the seeds in my half papaya. Usually I throw them out. Sounds like a great way to cleanse though and I am sure I could use it. Thank you AleBrazil~!
I think what you were experiencing were either the fact that papaya has a high concentration of enyzmes that are known to have exfoliating properities for the skin (remember when all those papaya skin products were coming out that claimed to “peel” or exfoliate the skin and heal it) or the fact that some people can have a papaya latex allergy because of the all the papain in papaya – did you eat a green papaya? It sounds like your skin adjust though.
I would love to try this cleanse but I have such a hard time swallowing even the tiniest pill I don’t know if I could handle it. Esp would be nice if it cleans mucuos out. Did any one feel any discomfort when stooling?