Paw-Paw has been
scientifically proved as a cure for: Syphilis,
Gonorrhoea, Bladder problems, Dysentry, Jaundice,
constipation, stomach problems, pile, etc.
The Medicinal value of Paw-Paw has been
scientifically proved. Scientists and traditional
healers all over the world have agreed that paw-paw
is known to be effective as a natural remedy for
Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Bladder problems, Dysentery,
jaundice, constipation, etc.
Paw-paw also contains nutrients, including vitamin
A, B, C, protein, carbohydrates etc.
The juice from paw-paw is exported by some countries
as preservative for chill-proofing beer and as a
medicine in pharmacy. A raw material in leather and
textile industries, it is also used in the
manufacture of chewing gum.
Paw-paw is a native of tropical America and was
brought into Africa by the early slave masters. This
plant is grown in the tropical region of Africa and
its cultivation has conveniently been extended into
the forest regions. Paw-paw plant belongs to the
family of caricacea.
No special skill is required in the cultivation of
paw-paw which grows easily. Greater percentage of
paw-paw grows without the help of man. Only in
recent years paw-paw farms have been cultivated by
man for commercial purposes. It has also been found
in the export market.
This plant is of two types: the male and female. The
male paw-paw is reserved by man for medical purpose
only, while the female paw-paw produces fruits for
both food and medicine.
In the book of Watt and Breyer: paw-paw contains
lots of nutrients. According to: I.M. Dalzie,
paw-paw can be used in a pharmacy.
Paw-paw plant produces fruits throughout the year.
Some of the fruits weigh between 200 grams and 7kg.
Paw-paw juice can be used with cold infusion with
the bark of Rauwolta vomitoria as preservative for
kola-nut against insects. According to I. M. Dalziel,
the leaves and roots of the young ones are capable
of causing abortions, the leaves of paw-paw are used
for fever and as an anthelmintic while some tribes
regard the leaves as vegetable and give the fruits
The Igbos make soup from unripe paw-paw with pumpkin
leaves, while the Hausas make infusion from the
roots as natural remedy for pile.
Dysentery is no longer a deadly disease among the
users of paw-paw. Dysentery can be cured with
The leaves of paw-paw are used to tenderize food and
as soap to remove stains.
Traditional healers make infusion from the root and
bark as natural cure for gonorhoea and syphilis.
Infusion of young paw-paw fruits cure serious
stomach ulcer in a few days.
Parts of paw-paw plants are also used as a natural
remedy for skin diseases.
Infusion made from the young and unripe fruits is
used as cure for jaundice while the roots are known
as natural remedy for kidney and bladder problems.
The American Indians cure respiratory problems with
sweetened decoction of the flower from both male and
female paw-paw plants.
The uses of both female and male paw-paw roots as
contraceptive in the prevention of unwanted
pregnancy is practiced in many homes. This is a
natural method of family planning.
American scientists have discovered that paw-paw
could be used
1. For chill-proofing bear.
2. as a medicine.
3. in pharmacy.
4. to tenderize meat.
5. in shrinking textile.
6. in the leather industry.
7. in the manufacturing of chewing gum.
The scientists have also prescribed this to assist
protein digestion in chronic dyspepsia, gastric
fermentation and gastritis.
It has also been used in the treatment of sloughing
wounds, in the treatment of chronic Otitis media and
for dissolving the diptheritic membrane.
Paw-paw is one of the few fruits crops that cannot
tolerate chemical fertilizer. It grows well on good
soil. You can freely eat this fruit without fear of
the harmful effect of chemical fertilizer.
No part of paw-paw is wasted as all are useful to
Paw-paw is also known as PAPAYA while its enzyme is
PAPAIN ENZYMES: Are energized protein molecules,
SPARKS OF LIFE needed for every biological
process. They are not present in cooked food because
they are destroyed at 1100f Papain Enzymes taken on
an empty stomach reduce inflammation, assist
immunity and help digest protein. These enzymes also
help to digest and expel bactarias and viruses.
OTHER USES OF PAWPAW INCLUDE:-
1. STOMACH ULCER:- Get some unripe pawpaw fruits and
cut to pieces. Boil all (the seeds and cover
included) in a pot with water. Filter out the boiled
pawpaw after two days. Take half glass three times
daily. Use only when it is warm.
2. IMPOTENCE:- Get whole unripe pawpaw into pieces,
boil and take half glass (liquid only) two times
3. ASTHMA:- Inhale smoke from dried pawpaw leaves
4. MALARIA:- Take half glass of infusion of yellow
pawpaw leaves three times daily.
5. PILE:- Get some quantities of pawpaw roots, boil
in a pot with water. Take half glass (liquid only)
four times daily. Insert into the anus after each
defecation mixture of dried powder pawpaw with
6. ULCER:- Cut some fruits of unripe pawpaw fruits.
Soak in a clean water for few days and take half
glass (liquid only) three times daily.
7. COUGH:- Chew and swallow the liquid from tender
pawpaw roots every three hours.
8. JAUNDICE:- Infuse some quantities of unripe
pawpaw fruits for few days. Take half glass (liquid
only) three times daily.
9. EPILEPSY:- Grind dried pawpaw leaves into powder
and mix with palm kernel oil or shell, butter. Use
as body cream regularly.
10. CONVULSION:- Use as stated above for epilepsy.
11. WORM:- Chew a handful of ripe pawpaw seeds on
empty stomach in the morning to kill and expel any
worm in the stomach.
12. IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION:- Grind dried pawpaw
seeds and mix with lemon juice. Take quarter glass
two times daily.
13. TUBERCULOSIS:- Chew and swallow a handful of
ripe pawpaw seeds with garlic two times daily and
mixture of ginger and bitter kola in a bottle of
honey. Take a table spoonful morning and evening.
14. STOMACHACHE:- Mix equal quantities of white
juice of unripe pawpaw and honey. Dilute two
spoonful in a glass of water two to three times
15. CONSTIPATION:- Squeeze a handful of pawpaw
leaves in a glass of water and take for quick
NOTE: NONE OF THE PAWPAW REMEDIES AS STATED ABOVE
SHOULD BE USED BY PREGNANT WOMEN.
WATCH OUT IN THE NEXT EDITION THE USES OF PLANTAIN