Did you ever cut open a papaya, look at its gut, and mutter, Yuck! Gotta get rid of all this mess! Well, I have, and boy was I ever wrong! That so-called mess is really a bountiful bundle of seeds; and while they may not look very appetizing, theyre actually crammed with a grocery list of nutrients!
Also called pawpaw, the papaya is indigenous to Mexico and Central America and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for skin and hair care. It is now grown in parts of the Caribbean, Hawaii, Florida, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, as well as parts of Australia, and the continent of Africa.
The papayas super-seeds are rich in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and vitamin A. But top billing goes to an enzyme called papain, which sloughs off dead skin, dirt, and oil; and it eliminates brown spots, as well as healing acne scars.
Papaya seed oil is an anti-aging miracle and a living apothecary full of anti-inflammatory properties that calm irritated, itchy skin. It has antibiotic, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties that can heal rashes and minor skin abrasions. Papaya seed oil can help win the war against eczema and psoriasis. And it acts as an antifungal weapon against athletes foot. Moreover, its phenomenal at soothing and healing cracked skin, especially heels.
Its a popular ingredient in natural body scrubs, soaps, lotions, creams, and other organic cosmetics. Papaya seed oil can clean the most stubborn makeup, along with the daily dump of airborne grease, grime, and pollution. So it not only exfoliates your skin; it hydrates your face, too.
And it is used in dandruff shampoos and conditioners to prevent dandruff, and nourish and soften hair. Need a bit of TLC to relieve stress? Try a papaya seed oil massage! Heavenly! There seems to be no end to the curative and therapeutic uses of this wonder-filled product.
You can purchase papaya seed oil online from several companies at amazon.com.