Also Knows as: Papaya proteinase I
Papain is a proteolytic enzyme extracted from the raw fruit of the papaya plant (Carica papaya). Proteolytic enzymes help break proteins down into smaller protein fragments called peptides and amino acids. The enzymes help break down proteins. Papain has long been used in folk medicine to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation. It can also improve digestive health and treat certain common infections.
Benefits & Uses
- Aids Digestion: Papain may also ease digestive symptoms like constipation and bloating. A whole papaya preparation called Caricol significantly improved constipation and bloating in people with chronic gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Sore Throat: Papain may help relieve sore throat symptoms, such as swelling, pain, and redness.
- Shingles: Papain may help shingles symptoms such as pain, skin lesions, and neuralgia.
- Wounds: Papain may be used as a natural remedy for skin ulcers, wounds, and other skin conditions.
- Boost Immune System
- Hay Fever
- Muscle Soreness
|Botanical Name||Carica papaya|
|Description||White to Off White Powder||Organoleptic|
|Sieve Test||100% Pass through 40 mesh||USP <786>|
|Bulk Density||0.35-0.65 g/ml||USP <616>|
|Total Heavy metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<231>|
|Cadmium||NMT 1 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 3 ppm||USP<231>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.1 ppm||USP<231>|
|MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PATHOGEN ANALYSIS|
|Standard Plate Count||NMT 5000 cfu/gm||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Moulds||NMT 100 cfu/gm||USP<61>|
|Coliforms||NMT 10 cfu/gm||USP<61>|