Also Known As: Melon Tree and Pawpaw



  • Infusion:

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink infusion during or after meals, especially with meals high in protein (red meat and dairy). Do not boil the papaya leaves. Boiling will deactivate the papaya. Papaya fruit may be given to children under the age of 2. Be sure to give cautiously.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

If you live in the tropics, you can grow your own papaya tree. Papayas that are sold in United are usually about the size of a large potato. In the tropics, papayas grow as large as honeydew melons and can weigh up to ten pounds.