7 – Papaya and wounds
Mashed papaya applied to burns and wounds can promote healing and prevents infection.
Russian scientists have found that the antioxidants and natural enzymes in papaya can speed up the healing of burns and wounds. Papaya contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene. All these antioxidants contribute to inflammation reduction.
Rats treated with papaya-based medicine had wounds that were half the size of those not given the treatment.