The scientific name is Carica papaya. The plant is originally from the valley region of the northern part of the Andes. It can reach a height of six meters and rarely has branches. The trunk is hollow. Where the leaves have fallen off, a scar remains on the trunk. The leaves are large and look like a hand. There are male and female papayas. The flowers of the male papaya are on a long stem in a bunch. The female papaya have larger and round flowers, but are not in a bunch. The root of the male papaya looks like a hook with two bent points. The root of the female papaya has a long tip with some small roots. The seeds of papaya are good to lose weight.
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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