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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. We have a lot of pawpaw around our house. Can I use some for the tea. Please should I dry it or boil it fresh. Thank you

    • Hi there ..yes by all means take the leaves and simmer them until water goes brackish green colour. Remove leaves and let the mixture coool down. Bottle and refrigerate. Drink 40mls daily or twice a day depending on the severity of the issue. I hope this helps?

  2. How can I get some of pawpaw powder in Ghana. Thanks

    • We only sell via our online store in Australia at the moment Judy. Perhaps a google search in your area will identify a manufacturer locally. Otherwise, we can post from here.

      • Hi can green pawpaw powder fix myolitis

        • Inflammation of the myelin is not uncommon. In the first instance I can recommend you consider removing ALL animal products from your daily diet and concentrate on living whole foods.

          Often ‘protein based inflammation’ is because the gut is not breaking down proteins efficiently. The mostly animal proteins stay in the body and rot. Acidity levels increase and spread to very sensitive tissue such as the myelin sheath.

          The green papaya combination which includes pineapple containing bromelin and turmeric works fast on getting the gut to function and then seeking out and destroying ‘trapped’ protein in the body.

          A complete health assessment would also identify things in your lifestyle which you can adjust to support your desire for good health.

          Here is a link to me services. https://www.gutfixx.com/private-consultations

          In the first instance I hope this helps.

  3. Hello Scott,
    Please can pawpaw tea cure ovarian masses with enlarged ovary? Thanks
    Judy from Ghana.

  4. helo Mr.Scott am from Nigeria ws diagnos of fibriod can i be taking green pawpaw n the water too? pls hw do I prepare d green pawpaw. tanks Katherine

    • Yes Katherine, Just take 1 flat teaspoonful of green papaya powder in 30-40mls of water. Drink this daily after your main meal until symptoms improve.

  5. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    • Not sure why that’s happening Collene. Will ask our webguy to look into this. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

  6. 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

    • Colin..how did you get on. My apologies for not seeing this earlier. I am hoping that you managed to get some of my green papaya powder into you, once a day after meals AND removed all meat, wheat, dairy and sugar from your diet. I offer a complete health assessment service which will provide you with the foundations for moving forward. Kind regards Scott

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ?

  9. 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?

  10. 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

    • Hi peter,
      what happened when your brother started drinking the paw paw tea, did the cancer vanish? Was it a regular thing did he have to take it everyday?

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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.


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