Phytonutrients in Papaya leaf extract


The outstanding benefits of natural foods and their healing powers can never be overlooked. Nature has provided us with bountiful of therapeutics in the form of plant chemicals called “phytonutrients”. Papaya is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, E and dietary fiber and are also rich in antioxidants – the carotenoids and flavonoids. Besides the fruit, the leaves of papaya are also rich in the enzymes papain and chymopapain which is discovered to be of immense benefit to human health.


Papaya leaves are consumed by many tribes and civilizations for their many health benefits. The tender papaya leaves are cooked and consumed similar to spinach in the islands of East Indies. The mature leaves are also used but they are bitter due to the presence of the alkaloid compounds. The mature leaves are boiled and the water is changed to reduce the bitterness. The alkaloid compounds present in the leaves carpaine and pseudocarpaine which aid in heart and respiratory health are destroyed due to heat.


Phytonutrients in papaya leaf extracts


The range of phytonutrients in papaya leaf extract account for its significant health benefits ranging from digestive to immune health.



The enzyme papain in papaya leaf extracts aid in protein digestion and are beneficial in treating digestive disorders. Papain and chymopapain is used in bloating and conditions of chronic indigestion[1].


Alkaloid compounds:

Carpaine, pseudocarpaine and dehydrocarpaine demonstrate chemopreventive effects.


Phenolic compounds:

Caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin and kaempferol exhibit potent antioxidant effect.


Other active compounds:

According to a  study published in the journal of phytochemistry, the active components in papaya leaf extract namely papain, ascorbic acid, flavonoids, chymopapain, cyanogenic glucosides, cystatin, and glucosinolates were found to increase the total antioxidant power in the blood and reduce the oxidative damage[2].


Papaya leaves are also rich source of the following minerals calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron and manganese[3].


It should be noted that papaya that is available today are genetically modified and hence it is essential to be aware of where the papaya you consume come from. When consuming papaya leaf extracts from Rochway, you can be rest assured that you are receiving the benefits from 100% natural and organic papaya products. The papaye leaves are naturally allowed to ferment in the presence of beneficial microflora for a stipulated time period under extremely hygienic and controlled conditions. The resulting product is a naturally fermented papaya that does not contain preservatives. The lactic acid that is produced during the fermentation acts as a natural preservative for the product. Rochway offers the benefits of papaya leaf extracts in three convenient forms:


Papaya 35 with Multiplyplus  : Rochway Papaya 35 with Multiplyplus is fermented papaya in the form of concentrated syrup to boost your immune health. Rochway papaya 35 Multiplyplus is a combination of fermented papaya preparations with ingredients of Multiplyplus containing pomegranate and beneficial bacteria. The combination of phytonutrients in this unique formulation aids in enhancing immune health. The product contains no added yeast, starch, gluten, lactose, sugar, artificial colours, flavours, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or dairy products. The product is 100% natural and organic, it is packed with beneficial bacteria, vitamins, minerals, aminoacids and digestive enzymes that offers the perfect immune-building support your body needs.


Rochway Papaya Leaf Extract capsules: Rochway papaya leaf extract capsule provide the beneficial bio-actives from paw paw leaves and concentrated in the form of easy to take capsules.  The product is 100% natural, organic and made from whole raw leaves.


Rochway dried Paw Paw Leaf tea: Rochway Dried Paw paw leaf tea is an ideal and safe immune boosting supplement. The health supplement is scientifically formulated to provide the beneficial bio-actives from paw paw leaves and concentrating it into easy to prepare organic tea leaves. The health benefits of papaya can be enjoyed in a simple brew of tea at anytime of the day. Allow a teaspoon or two of the leaves to steep in boiling water for 5 minutes and consume. The product is 100% natural, organic and made from whole raw leaves.


Further Read:


Benefits of Papaya leaf extracts

[1]R. Gadekar,; A potential of some medicinal plants as an antiulcer agents, Pharmacogn Rev. 2010 Jul-Dec; 4(8): 136–146.

[2]Seigler, D.S., Pauli, G.F., Nahrstedt, A., Leen, R., 2002. Cyanogenic allosides and glucosides from Passiflora edulis and Carica papaya. Phytochemistry 60, 873–882.


[3]Ayoola PB, Adeyeye A. Pytochemical and nutrient evaluation of Carica papaya (Pawpaw) leaves. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences 2010;5:325-8

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