How to Use Papaya to Relieve Constipation Symptoms

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This is how a Papaya fruit looks like when it is ripe. It's bright orange inside and outside.
This is how a Papaya fruit looks like when it is ripe. It's bright orange inside and outside.

Papaya is a tropical fruit with orange like color inside and lots of seeds. When the papaya fruit is totally ripe it also has an orange color on the outside. Papaya has been used by native cultures to relieve symptoms of occasional constipation, abdominal pains, and some digestive disorders.

It's believed that the papaya enzyme has properties to aid in the treatment of digestive problems. Papaya is also a good source for vitamins C and E. Raw papaya helps with bowel movements. Consider these tips for using Papaya to relieve symptoms of constipation in adults.

Use Papaya enzyme supplements to help relieve constipation symptoms, such as lack of bowel movements. These vitamins are sold in tablets and chewable pills forms for adults only. Generally, it is advised to take a papaya enzyme pill after eating, as a meal supplement. You can find papaya enzyme pills in whole foods supermarkets and at vitamin stores.

Try eating the raw papaya fruit to relieve symptoms of constipation. You can buy a papaya in supermarkets and at fruit and vegetables stores. Make sure the fruit is ripe by noting the orange color on the outside. When the fruit is ripe it has a sweet taste. Raw papaya helps with bowel movement, start by eating only a few pieces.

This is how a Papaya fruit looks like when it is ripe. It's bright orange inside and outside.
This is how a Papaya fruit looks like when it is ripe. It's bright orange inside and outside.

Peel the papaya and take out all the seeds from the inside. Cut the fruit in small square pieces and refrigerate it in a tight sealed container. Eat four or five pieces of raw papaya after lunch and dinner to aid with constipation.

Make papaya fruit juices and shakes to treat constipation. Use a few pieces of papaya to make a juice by adding water and mixing on a blender. Alternatively, you can prepare papaya shakes with regular milk on a blender. Don't add any sugar to the juices or shakes because it may become too binding.

This is a Papaya fruit that is not ripe, its green or yellow on the outside. It's not advisable to eat raw unripe papaya.
This is a Papaya fruit that is not ripe, its green or yellow on the outside. It's not advisable to eat raw unripe papaya.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have long lasting constipation symptoms or painful abdominal pains consult your doctor.
  • These suggestions are to be used by adults only, not for children. Consult the pediatrician if you have a child with serious constipation or abdominal pains.

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