In our Biology classes we have learnt botanical names of fruits, animals and plants. Notwithstanding, some of us might not know the above name nor its health benefits. However, this article should enlighten us more on this fruit.
What is Carica Papaya?
Carica Papaya is the botanical or scientific name of Pawpaw. Also known as fruit of angels, Pappali, Omakaya etc. On the other hand it is said to have originated from Central America and Southern Mexico. Although also found in Nigeria.
Important Benefits of Carica Papaya
It is quite factual that all fruits possess great benefits either specifically for the hair or the skin. But the Carica Papaya is quite an all rounder. The pawpaw possesses health benefits, hair, and also skin benefits. Right below are some wonderful benefits of the Carica Papaya
Helps in muscle tissue renewal
Helps ease menstrual pain
Aids weight loss
Good for diabetes
Reduces under-eye circles
Controls Acne breakout
Adds shine and bounce to hair
Works as a hair conditioner
Prevents premature greying
DIY Hair Mask
In addition, here is a DIY hair mask for a dry,damaged hair.
Take a few pieces of a freshly-cut ripe papaya
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to it and blend well
Mix in 2 tablespoons coconut oil to make a thick paste
Apply this to your hair
Wash it off after 30 minutes with Shampoo and Conditioner