Pawpaw leaves is known to have medicinal properties that can enhance the prevention and treatment of varied ailments.
There are two ways of getting juice out of pawpaw leaves. To ensure the water you are going to use is wholesome, boil it and allow it to cool. Thoroughly wash a few fresh pawpaw leaves and blend with the cooled boiled water. Sieve the blended juice and it is ready for consumption.
It must be diluted with water and drank in a lighter consistency and not concentrated. Pawpaw leaf juice is quite bitter. You can however take a few drops of honey or ‘dates’ to take away the bitterness in your mouth if you wish.
The other way is to partly dry (not on the sun, room temperature) thoroughly washed pawpaw leaves. Add cooled boiled water and blend. Sieve to get it smooth and serve in a glass. This procedure produces a less bitter pawpaw leaf juice.
Pawpaw leaves have anti – malarial properties, as such taking its juice even once in a week prevents malaria. The leaf juice improve platelet counts, cleanses the liver, cleanses the kidneys, lowers blood sugar, helps in managing diabetes and regulates insulin production, it treats dengue fever, enhances proper digestion, promotes hair growth and treats minor skin problems.
Drinking pawpaw leaf juice helps glow your skin. It is good as an anti – aging agent, and fights against wrinkles, breakouts and skin pigmentation.
Pawpaw leaf juice in addition to the pup of the fruit can be used as a peel – off facial mask. When it is smeared on the body, it opens up the pores and clears out the excess oily residues on your face, it also clears pimples and acne.
pawpaw leaves using a grinding stone to avoid it being to watery when it is blended. Pawpaw leaf juice applied in the hair acts as a conditioner and on the scalp balances out the skins natural oils making it immune to dryness. It also promotes hair growth, and prevents hair thinning and premature gray hair and baldness.
Dry pawpaw leaf tea taken regularly helps in gluten protein digestion and gastritis. It keeps your colon cleansed especially when taken hot or warm after dinner. Thoroughly wash pawpaw leaves and dry till you get a golden brown color, crush the dried leaves. Steep desired quantity into boiling water or put to the boil for ten to fifteen minutes. The dry leaf tea is less bitter than the fresh leaf juice. You can can add honey to sweeten and can also squeeze lemon or lime juice into the tea to give it a citrus taste.
Like it is said, too much of everything is bad. You are advised to take this in minimal quantities from the start as a way of finding out whether you are allergic to some properties of pawpaw leaves or not.
Source : Phoenix news.com