Materia Medica: Papaya

Papaya, or Carica papaya, is a commonly known fruit that also offers lots of healing benefits. Check out more at the link above.

How have YOU used Papaya? Let us know in the comments below.


  • Donna Torrey

    Papaya can also be eaten green, like a zucchini squash. Peel and chop, boil and when fork tender, can be used in soups, or stews and tastes much like a potato or cassava. It is delicious! I had to get creative with green papaya one summer after a hurricane toppled mine and I discovered that in some cultures, it is preferred green. Try it!