Papaya is a very popular & sweet fruit famous for its high nutritive and medicinal properties. Which is an all-time fruiting tree that requires minimum effort to grow in very little space in super quick time? That would be Papaya. Papaya is a tropical fruiting plant with ornamental foliage. Botanically known as Carica papaya belonging to the family Caricaceae.
A plant laden with dark green fruit, pale green and leafless trunk, and bright foliage at the crown is very attractive. Papaya enjoys a rich history and has been used for a very long for medicinal uses in day-to-day life. The Mayans used to worship papaya trees and called it the “Tree of Life”. It is said to be one of the favorite fruits of Christopher Columbus. The story goes that when his crew landed in America after a long sea voyage on a meager meal, the native people welcomed them with an extravagant feast, which caused digestive problems.
The natives took the voyagers to the forest and offered them papaya and they got cured. The leaves, seeds, and the milk of the papaya tree are used to cure intestinal problems and kill intestinal worms and parasites. Women from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh use them to prevent pregnancy and abortion. Above all, papaya is a very delicious food that has been enjoyed lavishly by people as a part of cuisines and salads.