08 Aug 2013


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Paw paw twigs and leaf help fight cancer in several ways:

  • The Acetogenins content selectively inhibits the synthesis of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) in Cancer cells but not normal cells).
  • Inhibits blood cells and vessels growing near the abnormal cells, preventing the transporting and metastasizing of cancer cells.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Attack Multiple Drug Resistant Cells
  • Enhances the effectiveness of common medical treatments for cancer.
  • One of the richest sources of Antioxidants

Specific types of Cancer that have responded to treatment with Paw Paw Twigs extract include:

–           Breast Cancer

–           Lung Cancer

–           Melanoma

–           Ovarian Cancer

–           Prostate Cancer


Stan Sheldon, then 70, told the bulletin in May 1978 how he beat cancer by following an old Aboriginal recipe and drinking the extract of boiled pawpaw leaves.
In 1962 he was given five months to live when leading specialists found he had rapidly spreading cancer in both lungs.  Mr Sheldon drank about 200 ml of the unpleasant tasting brew three times a day. In addition, he took three teaspoons of raw molasses a day – another tip from the Aboriginal pharmacopoeia.
But after two months of drinking his pawpaw “tea” the specialists were astonished to find all signs of his malignancy had disappeared.

Since 1976 Dr. McLaughlin, Professor at Purdue University, at the request of National Cancer Institute, lead a team of two other professors in studying the effectiveness of. Pawpaw on tumors. Significant reductions were seen in size of abnormal growths (verified by CT scans, etc.). An informal study of 100 cancer patients showed that Paw Paw was effective in half the cases with very few side effects.  However, These are not double-blind studies and no formal clinical trials have yet occurred.


  1. Cut off the leaves and stems from the tree (not the fruit)
  2. Wash them with clean water
  3. Pat Dry
  4. Roughly chop in pieces 2-3cm
  5. Fill saucepan with leaves and stems then add water
  6. Bring to boil
  7. Simmer 2 hours
  8. Strain liquid into a glass container
  9. Discard paw-paw stems and leaves

Drink 1 glass 250ml three times a day. Shake bottle before pouring. Refrigerate the rest (we used to make 2 litre batches)

  • Liquid lasts about 3-6 days before fermenting.
  • If it becomes cloudy, it should be discarded.
  • Leaves last 7-10 days in the fridge before cooking, but are better used fresh.


  • Wash and partly dry several medium-size papaya leaves/twigs
  • Cut them up like cabbage and place them in a saucepan with 2 litres of water.
  • Bring the water and leaves/twigs to the boil and simmer without a lid until the water is reduced by half.
    Strain the liquid and bottle in glass containers. The concentrate will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • The recommended dosage in the original recipe is 3 Tablespoons/ 50ml three times a day.

 Other ailments that we have seen Papaya work wonders on include:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Worms
  • Gas
  • Reflux
  • Gum Ailments
  • Pyorrhea
  • Parasites
  • Anti bacterial
  • Anti viral
  • Wounds



Eating about 4 dry or straight from the plant Papaya seeds with each meal helps people with digestive problems. You can also dry them and use them in a pepper grinder as a spice and grind it over your food. Papaya seed tea works wonders for stomach problems because of its high natural papain.

Papaya tea also helps you to digest protein easily. Use 1 tablespoon of the seeds to one cup of boiling water and let stand for 20 minutes. If you want you can simmer the mixture for a few minutes, this will get more papain out of the