Papaya (Papita – H)
Energetics: Sweet, sour/hot/sweet V– PK+ P+ in excess
Action: Digestive aid, toning, demulcent, stimu- lant, laxative
Indications: Convalescence, digestive disorders, pancreas, regulates sugar metabolism, cough, worms, asthma, back pain, colon disorders, liver and spleen disorders; chronic illness, seeds emmenagogue, for abortion; unripe juice— antiparasitical, blood thinner, prevents heart attack. Externally—the inner skin of the fruit is rubbed on one’s skin for eczema and dermatitis.