What are the benefits of eating male papaya flowers?

We are all aware of the health benefits of papaya. But not many of us know that papaya flowers and leaves are equally healthy and are known for their miraculous health benefits. The male papaya flower is used for consumption because of its high nutritional value. The following article helps you better understand the effects of eating male papaya flowers.
Male papaya flowers contain many high-value nutritional components. Although they have a bitter taste, there are many different recipes that are deliciously prepared and eaten as vegetables and side dishes. These flowers were used to control a number of diseases by our ancestors. After consuming the flowers, a significant change in insulin levels was observed in diabetic patients. These flowers can stabilize high blood pressure; prevent heart disease and many other diseases. After taking dandelion flower, the patient noticed a significant improvement in himself. Occasionally adding papaya flower to the diet is also beneficial to take advantage of its benefits, especially those with health problems.

1. Characteristics of male papaya flowers

Name: The male papaya tree has the full scientific name of Carica papaya, a tree belonging to the Papayaceae family. In oriental medicine, papaya is also known as: Ca la, phan qua tree... Characteristics of the tree: 1-3m tall and usually grows vertically under a single top. If the main top is broken, it will spawn 2-3 other tops. The leaf blade is long, with 5-7 propeller-shaped lobes and long petioles. Papayas usually have little or no fruit, if any, the fruit is usually very small. The seeds are pale white and float when soaked in water. Characteristics of male papaya flowers: The flowers are white, with small calyx, yellow pistil and 5 petals. The flower stalks are long and often clustered, fragrant. Among the parts that can be used as medicine, including fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, male papaya flowers are used most commonly. The nutritional composition of male papaya flowers includes: gallic acid, beta carotene, calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phenol, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E and tannins.

2. The benefits of male papaya flowers

Blood Sugar Control in Diabetics: This is the first and foremost benefit of male papaya flowers. Drinking male papaya flower decoction helps to increase insulin levels thereby stabilizing blood sugar of diabetics. Patients themselves will also clearly see the change when using. Antioxidant, cholesterol prevention: In male papaya flowers contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and folate (vitamin B9) which have antioxidant properties, preventing cholesterol and oxidation. In addition, the antioxidant active substances in papaya flowers such as beta carotene, phenol, and gallic acid contribute to limiting the growth of cancer cells in the patient's body. Beta carotene in flowers also has the effect of nourishing blood, helping to regulate the heart and contribute to heart health.
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Foods that help lose weight: In addition to vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, male papaya flowers also contain a lot of fiber, thereby helping to reduce cravings and hunger for overweight people. However, it is necessary to have a reasonable and scientific diet, exercise and science to get the most optimal weight loss effect. Treatment of some respiratory problems: Flower extracts mixed with honey are used to treat respiratory problems such as coughs, sore throats and hoarseness instead of using antibiotics. For a long time, there have been many folk remedies using male papaya flowers to treat coughs for both adults and children. In which, the most popular is the remedy showing male papaya flowers with honey / rock sugar, then extracting the juice to use 3-4 times / day. In addition, fresh chives and lemon seeds can also be added to the composition of the above remedy with the same method and use. Analgesic effect: Similar to pain relievers, mix a handful of male papaya flowers with a spoonful of honey in a cup of hot water. After cooling, use 3-4 times a day, this helps to relieve pain immediately.

3. How to process male papaya flowers

Some ways to process male papaya flowers include:
Stir-fried male papaya flowers with garlic: Ingredients include minced garlic, male papaya flowers just enough for the number of people to eat. How to do: boil water and then pour the flowers in and boil for about 30-35 minutes, then take out the flowers and wash them with cold water to reduce the bitterness. Crush the flowers then mix with spices and leave to infuse for 3 minutes. Pour the flowers after they have been infused into the oil-free pan, stir until cooked; Then add minced garlic and stir quickly and then turn off the heat. Male papaya flower salad: The dish is often prepared by people in the Northwest and is especially popular. Ingredients include: flowers, young papaya leaves, lemongrass, chili, mac Khen, garlic and wild eggplant. Wash the ingredients and then boil the flowers, papaya leaves and wild eggplant for about 5 minutes. Then, take out the ingredients and wash them several times with filtered water. To reduce the bitterness and bitterness of papaya flowers after washing, they need to be squeezed dry before processing. After squeezing dry, mix the ingredients well with salt, lemongrass, chili, garlic, Chinese coriander and crushed mac Khen. Once mixed, can be used immediately.
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4. Some notes when using

If used in moderation, there will be no side effects. However, do not eat too much, even ripe papaya, the pigment can cause jaundice although not dangerous. In some animal studies, aqueous extracts of papaya may cause temporary infertility and may disturb the estrous cycle. Pregnant women absolutely should not use because papain extract in papaya causes abortion in animals by disrupting protein structure necessary for newly fertilized eggs. High doses of papain in papaya can be toxic to an unborn baby.
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