papaya leaves for cancer
“…Papaya (Carica papaya L.)…[is]
used widely due to its medicinal
properties…It is used as an
antidiabetic, anti-inflamatory,
anticancer and also to treat dengue
and other diseases due to its wide
biological activity…”

-International Journal of Pharmacognosy and
Phytochemical Research 2014,
Carica Papaya Leaf Extracts – An Ethnomedicinal
blood cells from bringing oxygen to
your body. These enzymes can also
dissolve the protein coating around
The Julia Ruffin Project

Researches, promotes,
and grows papaya leaf
for its effect on
disease; specifically
“…CP [Carica Papaya] leaf extract
for the treatment and prevention of
selected human diseases such as

J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Feb 17;127(3):760-7. doi:
10.1016/j.jep.2009.11.024. Epub 2009
Aqueous extract of Carica papaya leaves exhibits
anti-tumor activity and immunomodulatory effects.
Otsuki N1, Dang NH
Cytokines in Papaya Leaf Tell the
Body about Cancer...
“A model of tumor-suppressing
inflammation.Th1 lymphocytes and M1
macrophages are the primary sources
of pro-inflammatory cytokines that
also promote cancer
immunosurveillance and cytotoxicity.”
April 2014, Vol.1845(2):182–201, doi:10.1016/j.bbcan.2014.01.004
Open Access, Creative Commons license Review
Tumor-induced perturbations of cytokines and immune cell networks ☆
Brett BurkholderRen-Yu HuangRuo-Pan Huang