Papaya/ Paw paw (Carica papaya) is also commonly called pawpaw or papaw is a tropical fruit tree found in the tropics and is beloved in Barbados for its delectable fruits. The fruits aid in digestion due to the presence of papain (a popular meat tenderizer).
Papaya leaves have been used in local folk remedies for hypertension, fever, dengue, and diabetes. New studies have shown improved platelet counts using papaya leaf extracts.
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