Effect of green and ripe Carica papaya epicarp extracts on wound healing and during pregnancy.

@article{Anuar2008EffectOG,
  title={Effect of green and ripe Carica papaya epicarp extracts on wound healing and during pregnancy.},
  author={Nor Suhada Anuar and Shafiyyah Solehah Zahari and Ibrahim Adham Taib and Mohammad Tariqur Rahman},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={2384-9}
}
The traditional use of papaya to treat many diseases, especially skin conditions and its prohibition for consumption during pregnancy has prompted us to determine whether papaya extracts both from green and ripe fruits improve wound healing and also produce foetal toxicity. Aqueous extracts of green papaya epicarp (GPE) and ripe papaya epicarp (RPE) were applied on induced wounds on mice. GPE treatment induced complete healing in shorter periods (13 days) than that required while using RPE (17… CONTINUE READING

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