Papaya is one of the most widely cultivated plants in the world, and its fruit, seeds, and leaves are used for a variety of culinary and medicinal purposes.
Papaya leaf is often consumed as an extract, tea, or juice. It is believed to help in dengue fever, reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control, supporting skin and hair health, and preventing cancer.
However, there’s not enough evidence available to determine whether it’s effective for any of these purposes.
There is also no evidence it helps prevent or cure coronavirus infection.
There is no harm in consuming any traditional plant-based foods but the most important steps you can take now to protect yourself from COVID -19 infection is to practise hand hygiene and carry out social distancing.