A potent anticancer and antioxidant activity of carica papaya – A review

A potent anticancer and antioxidant activity of carica papaya – A review

Author: 
Dhivya, V., Swathi, S., Rajasekaran, P., EzhilNilamani, G. and Nishanthini, J.
Abstract: 

In this review paper, we discussed about the anticancer and antioxidant activity of Carica papaya (Paw Paw). Papaya is commonly known for its food and nutritional values throughout the world and it is most commonly consumed by peoples.The properties of papaya fruit and other parts of the plant are also well known in traditional system of medicine.The whole plant of Papaya can be used as it contains many biologically active compounds such as papain and chymopapain which are helpful in digestion and are effective against cancer.Cancer is the most dangerous and commonly prevailing disease in humans due to many factors such as change in lifestyle, occupational and environmental exposure and exposed to UV radiation, air pollution, use of tobacco products, etc.Prevention is always better than cure.So,we can prevent and treat this dangerous disease by utilizing naturally available sources to avoid costly treatments. Papaya is more suitable and has effective anticancer and antioxidant property.

Paper No: 
535