Papaya (Carica papaya)

Origin:

Country of origin: Central America
Cultivation: US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, India, Philippines and subtropical regions of the world

Valuable substances in papaya:

Vitamins A, B and C, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, flavanoids and fibers

Health benefits:
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps treatment of colds, ear infections and flu
  • Improves concentration
  • Relieves digestive problems
  • Soothes boils and wounds
  • Improves breathing and vision
Beauty benefits:
  • Makes hair shiny, soft and strong
  • Evens complexion and eliminates pigment spots
  • Hydrates and nourishes
  • Boosts elasticity and supplement of skin and hair
  • Effective in skin problems, including acne and dandruff
How do celebrities use it?

Actress Emma Watson uses papaya for almost any beauty treatments. Her favorite facial mask is a mixture of half a cup of fruit with a spoon of honey that she applies on her face for 15 minutes.