The Australian Natural Paw Paw Ointment

With its innate ability to heal and relieve, Australians have known paw paw, or papaya, as the finest natural medicine. The Heilen Australian Natural Paw Paw Ointment, a multi-functional product is manufactured under stringent Australian standards using enriched, high-potency Carica papaya fruit extract which helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture. The Heilen Australian Natural Paw Paw Ointment is highly effective against chapped or dry lips, chafing, cracked skin, insect bites, and nappy rashes. It also helps to counterbalance the drying effect of the wind and the sun.

History

Papaya (Carica papaya) is an exotic fruit with a juicy, sweet flavor. It was once called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, the famous Italian explorer. The story goes that when his crew landed in America after a long sea voyage on meagre rations, the natives welcomed them with an extravagant feast, which caused digestive problems. The natives took the sick voyagers to the forest and offered them the papaya, and they were cured.

In the ancient Mayan civilization, people honored the papaya tree and called it the “Tree of Life”. Mayan Indians would use papaya fruit in the form of a paste to heal skin rash or other skin problems. The fruit and rest of the plant were used in various folk medicines. It was known as the common man’s fruit and papaya skin was used as a face wash. The workers tending to papaya plantations were believed to have smoother hands, and it was said that their fingerprints “magically disappeared” because of the fruit’s properties.

In Australia, the paw paw has been grown and cultivated since 1875, when a British physician discovered the fruit’s medicinal properties and started using it to treat patients in a Brisbane hospital. The papaya industry in Australia is centered in the tropics, mostly around Innisfail and Mareeba in northern Queensland.

Benefits of Paw Paw

  • Heals wounds: The papain, a proteolytic enzyme in paw paw fruits, helps in healing wounds and combating inflammation. It also helps to keep bacteria away and promotes speedy recovery.

  • Hydrates and Moisturizes: The fruit is rich in Vitamin A, B and C, as well as antioxidants that help to remove all traces of dry, flaky skin and provides deep hydration and moisture to the skin.

  • Relieves irritation: The papain enzyme is great for healing rashes and providing relief for skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema.

  • Exfoliates and Radiates: It helps to reduce skin pigmentation and sheds away dead skin cells, revealing a radiant complexion.