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The Wonders of Green Papaya – Paw Paw

The Wonders of Green Papaya and Paw Paw Leaf Tea

the wonders of green papaya powderHere is something I wrote sometime ago which I’d like to share again:

‘Most chronic illness is generated from the gut and in particular what enters your blood stream through the intestinal lining.’

Since time immemorial the paw paw, sometimes called papaya (carica papaya), has been a crucial ingredient in natural healing, and has also been part of the staple diet of many of the planets indigenous peoples. Papain is the living enzyme within the flesh of both a green and ripe paw paw, and is renowned for its ability to break down protein.

There are some amazing stories about the wonders of the paw paw, but I will preface what I am about to share with you with the following words of caution; in this day and age it is still important to consult a medical practitioner to determine any health issues and to listen to what options they might have to offer.

Miracle Fruit

From a scientific perspective paw paw contains acetogenins which modulate the production of ATP or adenosine triphosphate in mitochondria of cancer cells. The enzyme in the paw paw is also referred to as a ‘protein eater’ because that’s exactly what it does, as well as seek out ‘high energy’ users within the cellular environment. An example of these types of cells are cancer cells which use high levels of energy to stay alive.

If you are fit and well, your digestive system is working properly, and you have no diagnosed cancerous condition, then processed (extract or dried) forms of the fruit are ok to use to maintain optimum gut health. Remember, it loves to eat up protein forms like parasites and bacteria so if you don’t have a great deal of these in your system, then supplements or leaf tea are not going to be very effective. In fact, if you are perfectly healthy and clean, then I recommend you sit back with a slice of ripe paw paw with a squeeze of lime on top of it each morning and relax. Now I take regular updates of Paw Paw – usually my green papaya powder with water added and a squeeze of lime. For much of my life I had trouble with a hiatal hernia and suffered from the most chronic reflux. I don’t anymore because my gut – my warp core of my personal Starship – is processing proteins more efficiently than before and has developed a certain  ‘operational efficiency’ per se. When I don’t need to take it, especially as I have virtually cut ALL heavy proteins from my diet (red meat, pork and heavy cheeses in particular, milk and flour based products) then my gut feels good with no bloating, belching or flatulence.

My Experience

Based on the number of people who visit my farmers’ market stall every weekend, I can confidently say that much of the Australian population suffers from a gut issue characterised by reflux, heartburn, indigestion, bloating or digestive discomfort. For me the response to taking green papaya powder was almost instant; after more than 40-years of suffering from digestive dysfunction I felt relief. It got better every night from there on and after a few months my gut was almost back to normal.

Now I take regular doses of papain, usually through my green papaya powder with water added and a squeeze of lime, but also via a tea brewed from the paw paw leaf on occasion. For much of my life I had trouble with a hiatal hernia and suffered from chronic reflux. I don’t anymore because my gut, or what I like to call the warp core of my personal starship is processing proteins more efficiently than before and has developed a kind of ‘operational efficiency’ over time. When I don’t take it, then my gut still feels good with no bloating, belching or flatulence.

Green Papaya Powder with Pineapple and Turmeric


Green Papaya Powder


Paw Paw Leaf Tea

Green Papaya leaf tea is a great alkaliser and paracite killer

Leaf and Stem Tea

The picture below is a tea made from the paw paw leaf. I recently made a brew of this tea by steeping as many green paw paw leaves as I could into boiling water. The upshot after a couple of hours simmering was the most horrifically smelling and tasting leaf tea my taste buds have ever been exposed to. However, as my old Gran would say ‘bad taste makes better’. I continued to sip 20ml of the leaf tea every few hours for a few days until I noticeably felt more relaxed and, clearer in my head. I suspect this was due mainly to a good parasite kill-off.

Green Papaya Leaf Tea

All the products I produce are food based and part of a functional, natural approach to life. Like the leaf tea, many of my products are not just based on the taste and appearance of the food but also its ‘wholeness’ derived from its energy and how it might affect your bio-system. In other words, one develops a relationship with the food long before it enters your mouth.

If you’d like to obtain some green papaya powder go through to my scottmathiasraw.com website. We ship worldwide.

Informative Resources

I would like to share some links with you talking more about the benefits of papaya powder. Have a look and make up your own mind about how you’d like to approach your own healing, but remember to please canvas all options with your health professional.

Life is about making choices; none of them are better or worse, they are just choices. I found choices tend to present themselves when knowledge about a given matter is present. Everyone is different and what may work for one may not work for another. Call it ‘gut feeling’, then go with it whether its allopathic medicine with a pharmaceutical treatment or another option like my dried green papaya powder or leaf tea. The choice is yours and yours alone.  You can purchase some now from our online shop.

Scott Mathias & ToastiI‘m a Digestive Health Specialist living in beautiful Noosa, Australia and teaching globally.  As I approach 60, my journey to excellent health began when I sought and found natural means to heal myself of a chronic digestive disorder.   I founded iLifeFoods.com, a 100% pure Australian Super Cell food Company, and then proceeded to further change my lifestyle to support my ongoing excellent health by learning to prepare and serve the most amazing RAW food.  Do join me in knowing more. I am here to assist you



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  1. Hello Scott,
    I am asking you some questions because I cannot seem to find the answers anywhere else. Firstly I purchased several different items from another company of pawpaw leaf tea and fermented pawpaw and other things to use for probiotics etc and pawpaw leaf powder capsules. I used these in slightly higher than the labels suggested on the okay from the manufacturers for about 8 months. Nothing happened – I felt that there was something wrong. Then in one website article they mentioned that the pawpaw leaf tea etc reduces the cellular ATP and not to use CoQ10 at the same time or it will negate any health effects. That is the only reference to such a thing. I know that the North American pawpaw works the same as graviola and suppresses the ATP and so you do not use Vits.C, E, and anything else that ups the ATP. But I had not read anywhere else about this to do with the carica pawpaw.. I contacted the company concerned and they did not reply. Now I see in your article that the pawpaw modulates the ATP. Does that mean that it is a waste of time using any good antioxidants at the same time as the pawpaw products? You perhaps may not wish to answer this email in detail as it is against another company but I would like an answer as I still want to live if possible instead of going down a one way track? Is the mature green pawpaw powder better at getting rid of cancer than the other products? I have a large uterine cancer which has spread out sideways now. I am using CellFood in triple doses and Chlorella in triple doses – both on anecdotal evidence from others and both seeming tyo help somewhat. I also use curcumin, unfortunately it is not as good as another brand which seems to work best, and is on my next to purchase list, plus several other items. If you could give me an answer regarding the pawpaw powder and the ATP of cells I would much appreciate it.
    Thanking you,Barbara

    • Hi Barbara, My apologies for the late reply but just run off our feet in the GoVegan Cafe. I can only speak for myself and the green papaya powder
      I now produce as a result of my own healing experience. Can I ask you if you have any gut issues ? Do you have any other symptoms other than your
      uterine cancer? Also we are you located ?

  2. Hi am reading this from hospital recovering from my first severe episode of Diverticulitis , I don’t want to experience this again so have been researching diet and helpful natural treatments, prior to this I have been troubled with digestive issues i.e. Reflux bloating and associated issues…..I was wondering if changing diet but starting some of your supplements could help with long term recovery? I should mention since being in hospital I have been pumped full of antibiotics to attack the deep set infection I have
    Best C

    • Hi Colin,

      I hope you’ve managed to make a start on the rehabilitating your gut through the use of the Green Papaya Powder.

      As we discussed on the telephone, dietary changes to include more plant-based foods and exclude wheat, dairy and animal products will undoubted aid your healing process.

      One flat teaspoon of Green Papaya Powder after your main meal each day will gradually help your gut to get stronger and create a healthy chyme. Eating clean, organic plant proteins will increase the healthy gut bacteria which will have been diminished through the antibiotics you have taken to kill off the infection.

      I wish you a very speedy recovery and am happy to help should you have any further questions.

      You may also want to check out a couple of books that will help you understand how the body works and how best to help the healing process.

      10% Human – Dr Alanna Collen
      Brain Maker – Dr David Perlmutter

      Once the gut is healthy and working optimally, your body will be able to absorb nutrients better.


      • Hi Scott just an update,I’m coming up to nearly 3mths into my journey and have radically changed my diet, have cut out meat, diary, wheat and gluten and have as discussed started to use the Greem Papaya…. it’s certainly early days, but I have really begun to feel better. My gut is starting to actually feel good, not a hundred per cent yet and while I still get a bit of acid indigestion, heartburn, this has really improved. I need to remind myself that it’s just not yet 3mths since i was lying in hospital, when I reached out to you and the green papays! I feel it’s starting to make a difference and of course it will take time, but I feel I am on a path of recovery and determined to make lifestyle changes which support the change to slowly take place, Ps I have lost 16kg already but I actually just am beginning to feel good again.

        I’m going to take advantage of the offer at the moment on the Gren Papaya and I was going to stick with just the Green Papaya powder for now. What essentially is the difference between the Green Papaya and the Green Papaya with the added Coconut and Tumeric…. when or would you recommned I could should introduce this into my regime.
        Once again thanks

        • This is such good news Colin. Little steps 👍👍👍👍 I have come to understand that the human body is programmed to heal itself and then work perfectly. When you are with the program, which u now are, miracles begin to occur. Both the original GPP and the Combo, as we call it, do the job brilliantly. I suggest go for which ever you are drawn to.

          I trust too Colin you are taking in nice clean nutrients each day ? Have you seen my recipes books on my website ?

          Littlesteps now 👍👍👍👍. Kind regards Scott

  3. that is wonderful. can this papaya leaf tea dissolve and clear fibroid as it can cure cancer. if yes please give me the direction and actual quantity in preparation of it. there is no specific quantity of water is it 1 litre or what please. i am intersted

    • Fibroids may respond to green papaya but I cannot say conclusively. There are a rubbery fibrous mass as opposed to a pure protein based cyst or growth. I am sorry I cannot be more conclusive…nothing ventured, nothing gained if you wish to find out for yourself.

  4. Are you able to eat wheat and milk now?

    • No I now choose not to eat any wheat or animal products. AS a RAW vegan I choose for my healths sake not to eat meat, wheat, dairy, grains, processed
      foods or white sugar. I am healthier and happy for it. My recipe book ‘Let’s Eat RAW’ is how how I live each day. It is easy and more cost effective too.
      MY protein comes from all green plant food including hemp seeds. I hope this helps answer your question ?

  5. Thanks for your advise, somebody also advised me to cut the green pawpaw into a container add water after sometime then drink it. He said it will make me strong man even in old age, what is your advise on this?

  6. Hi Scott,
    My brother was told by his doctor he had 12 moths to live (asbestos’s on his lungs)
    He was told by an old fellow to try papaw leafs boil them etc.
    15 years ago that was at the moment he is caravanning around Australia.
    I love papaw to have them in my back yard. Here is what I do when I have reflux I take one or two teaspoonful of Swedish bitter within ten minutes it bubbles and gurgles and all is quite and sweet
    it is a 500 year old recipe 11 different herbs steeped in alcohol Maria Treben has revived this in Europe and recommends this in her books it cures 46 remedies and I would never be without it now

  7. Hi Scott,Can you take too much of the green papaya powder? And is the tea as effective or more so than the powder? Does it help with a candida overgrowth? Do you deliver to the S Thanks, Lindatates? Do you give a detailed description on how you used the powder and the tea in your digestion book? Thanks, Linda

    • Dear Linda, Forgive my oversight in not responding earlier… I recommend a flat teaspoon in water after your main meals or as required such as when bloating occurs, belching or heartburn after eating food. If you are experiencing candida then GPP is ideal because as a proteolytic enzyme it seeks out fungus and bacteria and because they are proteins drawing more voltage than a healthy cell become an instant target. I have found the powder to be more affective than the tea. Yes I do deliver to the US cost would be AUD$55.00 plus postage of $18.00 for up to 2 containers of papaya powder weighing 150gm each. Each container would last 6-8 weeks based on the flat teaspoon approach. There is reference to the role that GPP can play in getting one’s digestion back on track in the book but no specific details. Its a functional fruit food in a concentrated form. I hope this helps you and again please accept my apologies..email offline if you wish to move forward…cheers now from Noosa, Australia 🙂

  8. Hi Scott,
    I’m very interested in what I have read so far on you and your journey to better health,
    I’m 44 and have been on Zoton for ulcers of the oesophagus since 1995 with camera down the throat twice, the last time in Jan this year, I was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia last October when doing a medical for work. I have spoken to many people of whom haven’t given me any advise that has seen me get off this medication, one naturopath wants to take me on a journey which she stated could take a couple of years to find a cure, as you can imagine I haven’t returned to her practice.
    Any ideas or information on where I go from here would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for your time.
    Dean Paten

    • In my case Dean I’d spent more than 40 years thinking that I would be suffering for the rest of my life. I found it was fundamentally a functional issue for me. My gut was functioning properly. I met a young man the other day who has been on another ‘gut drug’ for 11 years and didn’t realise that there IS a solution which for me was 100% successful. I took my green papaya powder every time after I ate food. But then I had already worked out that pork, red meat, chicken, cows milk and other dairy products, wheat products such as bread and pasta. I removed them entirely to give my gut an opportunity to ‘re-tune’ itself, find balance and function again. I have never looked back. For me, no doctor was able to help. They were only able to talk about the symptoms and not about the reason for the symptoms. I found the answers myself and so can anyone, including you Dean.

      • Hi Scott,
        I am interested about your raw food and gut whisperer and I was in love with traditional medicine.It surprise me when I am looking something new that require healthy aging in the future life. I was monitor for diabetic type 2 and sometimes I walkout in the morning and could feel my muscle pain and both feet especially when sleeping night and early morning.I don’t know if papaya leaves will help to use as a tea process.I love also planting different fruit trees especially papaya.So far I have 6 papaya plants at my backyard and I have to try your method.Please give me info.to follow and I appreciate that way I could share to my neighbors and friends and vice versa. Thanks.


        • Hi Pepito,

          I apologise for the very late response to your query. I am in the process of updating The Gut Whisperer book, so watch out for the new version coming out next year.

          Green Papaya Powder will help to get the gut working properly and we have seen tremendous results with other customers who have changed their understanding of how the body works and in tandem, changed their diet. Type 2 Diabetes can be healed by changing to a raw, vegan diet. You can find out more about this from this link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pjkC71exKU

          I use mature unripe Pawpaws which are high in Papain enzymes and low in fructose. When the fruit ripens – green or red – the papain enzyme content is reduced and the fructose content is increased.

          Papaya leaf and stem tea is very strong and has many healing qualities but it should be used with caution as the sap can burn the skin. When infused into a tea, small quantities can be sipped throughout the day.

          I suggest you also follow some of the links in this article to help you get a clear understanding of the plant’s healing qualities.

          To your continued good health.


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