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Information on Papain

Papain is a proteolytic types of the enzyme and it getsextracted from the milky portions of unripe papaya. Papaya is mostly widelyused in Asia as a vegetable and is a remarkable source of the enzyme known aspapain. The enzyme can also be found in the papaya leaf. Papaya is usuallyconsumed in its, green unripe form.

In Asia, it is mostly used in combinationwith rice for different types of salad. Papaya is richer in papain in itsunripe form. Papain is of great help for those who experience problems when itcomes to digestion of various types of proteins. It is also very efficient inrelieving pain and speeding up the healing process of different types ofbruises and injuries.

Papain is also very beneficial in aiding digestion,relieving heartburn, stimulating the appetite and preventing stomach ulcers. Ithas been used very successfully for various medical purposes for more than twocenturies. It can also trigger certain side effects in some cases.

Side Effects of Papain

When a person adheres to normal dosage of papain, usually noside effects occur. The daily dosage of up to 1500 mg of papain is optimal forthe human body and should not cause any adverse symptoms. It comes in veryhandy in relieving pain and inflammatory conditions that may be affiliated withphysical trauma or post surgery. Papain medications need to be stored properlybecause exposure to excessive heat and dampness may cause them to becomedegenerative.

Papain may be responsible for the soreness in the throat andcertain other allergic reactions in some cases. It usually happens only toindividuals who do not tolerate papain. Allergic reactions may include hives,inflammatory conditions, rashes, chest pain and breathing obstructions. If anyof the aforementioned symptoms occur, one should stop taking papain. Those whohave certain blood clotting issues should be careful when taking papain becauseit may cause problems.

It also interacts with some anticoagulant substanceswhich may be a trouble for those who are thick-blooded. Generally, all whosuffer from blood disorders should stay away from papain.

Papain ointments canbe used for numerous skin problems, blisters and burns but papain in its rawform should not be in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Those who sufferfrom malabsorption syndrome should steer clear of papain, as well. The same canbe said for all pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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