Papain

What other names is Papain known by?

Carica papaya, Concentré de Protéase Végétale, Papaina, Papaïne, Papainum Crudum, Pepsine Végétale, Plant Protease Concentrate, Protease, Protéase, Vegetable Pepsin.

What is Papain?

Papain is taken from the fruit of the papaya tree. Papain is used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems, diarrhea, hayfever, runny nose, psoriasis, cancer, treating infected wounds, sores, ulcers, intestinal worms, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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