Home Health and wellbeing

Pawpaw sap

Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,396
My brother was telling me about herbal medicine of pawpaw sap so I googled it and found this. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2890309/

Its not easy to find pawpaw around here lately because of the drought. We used to have them coming up wild in the garden but not any more.
Does anyone have a herbal capsule they take? I am looking in iherb but most of it is just a dietary aid to digestion. I want the anti cancer properties of it.


  • LibbyALibbyA Member Posts: 35
    It used to be that you boiled the pawpaw leaves and drank that. It tasted awful and did nothing for Mum’s cancer.

  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,264
    The extract does refer to a lack of clinical trials! When in doubt, it’s wise to check! 
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,724
    @LibbyA That sounds ‘delightful’. When I was at school my home ec  teacher used to make us drink the water that we boiled the veggies in, yuk.
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