What’s up with neem papaya soap?
Most people recognize papaya as tropical fruit or a meat tenderizer that breaks down some proteins in tough cuts of meat. Papaya also has traditionally been used for skincare and new research is backing up those ancient uses.
- When used in a soap or cream, papaya gently breaks down older skin cells so they wash away easily and your skin looks younger and brighter. It also subdues melanin to even out skin color over time. *
- Papain, a papaya extract, is widely used in dermatology for scar treatment. *
- Papaya extracts also show potential for accelerated wound healing, * with high levels of antioxidants and anti-bacterial compounds.
- Papaya leaf has traditionally been used for skin disease. A recent an in vitro study shows that it contain compounds, including flavonoids and quercetin that have previously been reported to have anti-cancer properties.
- Australian researchers reviewed literature detailing anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties of papaya (taken internally). They note that multiple studies in animals and test tubes showed that papaya phytochemicals have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties but the clinical trials in humans are still lacking.*
And one of the best things about this soap will never be reported in a clinical trial – it smells great! It’s slightly fruity but not overly sweet, just what you need for a burst of energy first thing in the morning.
P.S. – If you’re in the Tampa Bay area during summer months, we almost always have papaya and/or papaya seedlings to give away at our Open Gardens the first Saturday of most months, except for holiday weekends.
* * This report is based on information published on reports collected by the U.S. Institutes of Health but these statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Neem Tree Farms does not sell products which are intended to diagnose, treat, control or prevent any disease, or control any pests on people or animals.