Papain is a highly potent plant enzyme extracted from papaya, the fruit of the Carica papaya plant. Benefits of papaya include a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer, as well as lowered blood pressure and improved control of blood sugar levels.
Due to its strong antioxidant properties, it fights free radical damage. Free radicals are reactive molecules produced within the energy-producing power plants of the cell – the mitochondria.
Papain is presently being studied for topical applications on irritations, burns, and wounds. This enzyme not only helps in healing of the wound but also prevents the scar from getting bigger and keeps the harmful bacteria away. To do this, you can simply put the flesh of papaya fruit on fresh wounds, cuts, and even burns for faster healing.