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Effect of Nutritional, Medicinal and Pharmacological Properties of Papaya (Carica papaya Linn.) to Human Development: A Review

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From time immemorial fruits have always played a major role in Human nutrition, in addition to playing a crucial role in pharmaceutical/industrial production of consumable products. Papaya (Carica papaya Linn.) has been shown to have high value of medicinal properties, serving numerous treatments in traditional/herbal medication. Papaya has been found to contain phytochemicals, serving Antimicrobial, Anthelmintic, Antimalarial including Pharmacological purposes. Other part of Papaya like the seed including the skin have also been found to contain unique chemicals which aid in the development of human/animal nutrition, healthcare, industrial including pharmaceutical production.
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  • Department of Agronomy (Crop and Soil Science), Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
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