30 Benefits of Papaya For Skin & Health


Papaya is one of the least endorsed but the most nutritive fruits. However, you may not like its taste many a times but gorging on a slice of papaya everyday can work wonders for your health, hair and skin. Here, beauty glimpse has listed 30 notable benefits of this pulpy fruit-


  1. Papaya is one of the richest sources of Papain enzyme. These ingredients help papaya in breaking down inactive protein.
  2. This fruit contains very small quantity of sodium which allows it to retain more and more water and keep your skin hydrated.
  3. It is a great anti-acne agent too. Apply its pulp on your face, let it be there for around 25 minutes and wash it off with cold water. You’ll find your skin is clearer than ever.

    Papaya Health Benefits

  4. After carrots, papaya contains the maximum quantity of carotene. This red-orange pigment is wonderful antioxidant as well as a safer source of Vitamin A (most of the Vitamin A are toxic).
  5. Due to the presence of antioxidant, papaya safeguards your body from free radicals. Since free radicals tend to damage cells which pave way for numerous chronic diseases, eating papaya can help you in staying prevented from fatal maladies such as cancer and heart disease.
  6. Whether you apply papaya pulp on your face or consume it, both of them will endow you with glowing and supple skin.
  7. Are you longing to wear those fascinating stilettos and sandals but not able to wear them due to cracked heels, apply mashed papaya on the area for a week and experience the change yourself. Papaya puts a magical effect on heel cracks and sores.
  8. Fairer skin is a desire of women from across the globe. Doesn’t matter how fair-skinned they are, they always crave to get one shade lighter skin tone. If this desire is on your list too, add papaya in your beauty regime.
  9. With droplets of water, rainy season also showers numerous diseases. Due to humidity and favorable temperature, microorganisms grow in this season more than any other weather. Thus, people get highly affected with diseases such as viral infections and ringworm. But, you can cure ringworm naturally with raw papaya. Rub slices of raw papaya on the affected area and soon you’ll find the inflammation to be reduced. After a regular application, you’ll find it to be completely cured.
  10. Papaya is an anti-aging agent too. Apply its pulp mask every day on your face to get a beautiful and younger look.
  11. Apart from Vitamin A, papaya is also a good source of other Vitamin variants such as Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and Vitamin C.
  12. Papaya is low on sugar while high on energy. This quality makes it a great fruit for fitness frenzies.
  13. Eating papaya everyday also regulates your digestive system, as it contains good amount of dietary fiber too.
  14. Papaya is a source of number of good enzymes which does not allow your body cholesterol to get oxidized; thus, it keeps your heart safe from cholesterol borne diseases.
  15. If you are suffering from the problem of intestinal worm, include papaya in daily diet menu. Your problem will be cured within a few days only.
  16.  Papaya has also shown a great result in regulating women’s irregular menstruation cycles.
  17. Papaya works as a medicine for liver cancer patients, as it slows down the growth of cancer cells in the liver.
  18. This sweet fruit has shown miraculous impact in improving people’s eyesight. Consume it at least three days a week to get a better vision.
  19. Papaya works as a natural antibiotic and helps you staying prevented from flu, cold and ear infections.
  20. Many people suggest using it as a wound healing emollient too.
  21. Different nutrients of papaya work impeccably to cure untimely baldness.
  22.  Papaya has the wonderful ability to moisturize skin and heal dry skin immediately.
  23. Apart from making your health and skin better, papaya also puts great impact on your hair health. Most of the hair experts advise to regularly eat papaya for long and lustrous hair.
  24. Every part of this fruit is good for health. Papaya seeds are known for its anti-bacterial phenomenon.
  25. Papaya seeds are used for the treatment of Liver Cirrhosis.
  26. Raw papaya is supposed to have contraceptive qualities too. Though, it is not tested on humans yet but it shown good results on male chimpanzees.
  27. This is one those rare fruits which is good to eat in diabetes despite of having sweet flavor
  28. Daily application of papaya pulp on your face will bring glow of your face back, as it works as a natural exfoliant which immediately removes dead cells from your skin.
  29. If you want to get rid of unwanted dark spots from your face, rub its slices every day. You’ll be able to see the difference in a few days.
  30. Papaya is also considered as an effective cure for sun burn.

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Anushakti Tarkeshwar Singh

Anu Shakti Singh is a writer by nature and profession who shows equal perfection in carrying off a mother’s responsibility as well as a fashionista’s garb.