International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2021)

Development and Nutritive Analysis of Different Papaya Recipes Incorporated with Locally Available Herbs


Maria Peter , Ann Mary Joseph ,Vineetha Antony

Pages: 13-18


At different time throughout the history, those who shape policy have had varying beliefs about the importance of papaya and

locally available herbs. Carica papaya belongs to caricaceae family and it is commonly known as ‘papaya’. It is used as antiinflammatory,

antioxidant, diuretic, antibacterial, abortifacient, vermifuge, hypoglycemic, antifungal activity, antihelmenthic

and immunomodulatory etc. Scientific evidences suggest their versatile biological function that supports its traditional use in

different diseases. Since the beginning of human civilization, a number of medicinal plants have been used in the traditional

system of medicine, aiming to maintain health and to cure diseases. As plants produce a lot of antioxidants they can represent a

source of novel compounds with promising antioxidant activity. The purpose of this work is to present a minireview of the

potential of spices and aromatic herbs for the development of functional foods.