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Pawpaw Ointment

The Pawpaw Enzyme Has Benefits For Skin Care And Good Health

The pawpaw fruit is also known as the papaw or papaya. It contains the enzyme papain and this enzyme is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe. Pawpaw enzyme is a potent mix of proteolytic enzymes derived from the pawpaw fruit, and offers several health and digestive benefits. The enzyme can speed up certain chemical reactions within the cells, and also breaks down certain types of protein.

The pawpaw enzyme has practical and medicinal uses. Green papaya fruit and the tree’s latex are both rich in this enzyme. People can enjoy its benefits by eating raw papaya fruit or taking a papain dietary supplement.

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Papain is extracted to make digestive enzyme dietary supplements and is also used as an ingredient in some chewing gums. A popular digestive supplement, papain is commonly sold as a chewable tablet made entirely of papaya papain.

Papain belongs to a category of molecules called proteases – proteins that slice and dice other proteins. For decades, the plant-derived chemical has been the key ingredient in meat tenderiser. It works by breaking lots of chemical bonds in tough animal flesh.

Pawpaw’s unique protein-digesting enzymes include papain and chymopapain. These enzymes have been shown to help lower inflammation and to improve healing from burns. Other medicinal uses of papain include preventing cornea scar deformation, treating insect and jellyfish stings, and defibrinating certain types of wounds.

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Studies have shown that this enzyme has anti-inflammatory properties, and is beneficial in reducing the inflammation in certain diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The enzyme is able to reduce the severity and the nature of these diseases.

Papain is also applied topically (in countries where it grows) for the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings and burns. Papain ointment is commonly made from fermented papaya flesh, and is applied as a gel-like paste.

Papain can be used to treat certain types of sports injuries, allergy attacks and may also prevent colon cancer because it improves digestive health. Papain has a soothing effect on the stomach and helps the stomach break down protein easily.

Other things that papain may be beneficial for is to boost the immune system. It has been used in the conjunction of AIDS patients cocktail medications to help them boost their immune system and to help them to heal in a more timely manner.

This enzyme has shown to be beneficial in preliminary studies in the prevention of heart disease and when combined with green tea in the prevention of prostate cancer. 

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The papaya contains the enzyme papain, as do pineapples, figs and kiwi fruit. The enzyme that is extracted and utilized for meat tenderizer is obtained from the leaves of the papaya. The fruit itself provides enormous health benefits with its enzymes
that can be utilized when it is eaten or the enzymes are extracted.

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 The healing properties of the papaya (or pawpaw) fruit have been realized for many years and so have been incorporated into many healing ointments by various vendors.  Read labels closely as some use varied amounts of the pawpaw fruit and some are not all organic in their processing and contents.

For persons who have allergies to latex and latex products you should be aware that the unripe papaya fruit does release a latex fluid.  
It is imperative that you consult with your allergist before using any papaya-based products.
A comparison of brands may be helpful in making the right selection.

Below is an overview based on Brand; Natural/Organic Ingredients; Product Experience; rating, price.

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment.
High concentration of pawpaw. A TGA listed product, which means the base ingredients aren’t listed on the label. Contains natural pawpaw extract in a petroleum jelly base (a petrochemical).
      Pros: High concentration of papaw. Reasonably priced.
      Cons:  Petrochemical base.
      Price:  $5.95
      Summary: 3 stars.



Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment
Natural with food grade preservative. Contains calendula, which is healing and nourishing to the skin. Vitis Vinifera (Rapeseed) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Paw Paw Ferment, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Coconut Flavour, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol
            Pros: Great taste & feel.
            Cons: Contains artificial preservatives and coconut flavour.
            Price: $6.95
            Summary: 4 stars – coconut flavour & preservative stop it from being 5 stars

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Suvana Paw Paw Ointment
Natural with some organic ingredients; Castor seed oil*, beeswax*, coconut oil*, cocoa butter*, papaya extract, honey*, jojoba oil*, vanilla bean oil*, candilia wax, carrot seed oil, stevia extract, vitamin E.
      * organic ingredients
            Pros: No added preservatives. Pleasant flavour. Lovely to use.
            Price: $8.95 
            Summary: 4.5 stars. Higher price brings down from 5

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Simmons Paw Paw Salve
Natural. Made with 51mg/gram of fresh papaw. More papaw per volume than other leading brands. Fermented fresh papaw fruit, Rhus succedanea wax, glycerine, canola oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, and cornstarch.
Pros: Natural ingredients, reasonable price.
Cons: Tastes bitter so not pleasant to use.
            Price: $5.95
            Summary: 3.5 stars


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