Botanical name : Carica papaya Linn.
Family : Caricaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Katu (Madhura)
Guna : Guru
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Papaya
Hindi : Pappaya, Pappita
Malayalam : Pappaya, Karumoos, Kappalam, Pappali, Karmati
Distribution – Cultivated throughout India.
A tall slender soft wooded tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves focused at the top, deeply lobed, palmate, with long petiole; flowers unisexual, males in drooping panicle and female in short clusters, fruits large, greenish, single chambered, cyllindrical or spherical in size. Seeds dark brown.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, indigestion, colic, flatulence, intestinal worms, hemorrhoids, inflammations, skin diseases, urinary retention, constipation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and general debility.
Useful part : Fruit, Latex.