Though its origin is rather obscure, Papaya may represent the fusion of two or more species of Carica native to Mexico and Central America. Today it is cultivated throughout the tropical world and into the warmest parts of the subtropics. Archaeological evidence suggests that the Ancient Mayans worshipped the Papaya tree and called it the "tree of life". In Ancient Mayan times the seed was apparently used to treat all manner of stomach complaints. This deliciously juicy fruit, with its flesh reminiscent of tropical sunsets, was so loved by Christopher Columbus that he called it "the Fruit of Angels".
Nowadays, Papaya is consumed not only for its amazing taste but for the many health benefits it has been found to possess. Both the fruit and its seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and valuable phytonutrients.
Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer Organic Papaya Seeds and Papaya Leaf Powder so you can partake in the many benefits of this healing herb.