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Introductory information of this web page:
What is the goal of this web page:
The goal of this web page is to repeat various
folklore claims regarding fruits, especially these
ones which describe their healing capabilities.
Note, however, that none of the claims repeated
here were verified by me - I just repeat them as
they come to my attention. Thus,
some of these claims may be exaggerated and/or
disseminated on purpose by producers of given
fruits, to boost their sales and prices.
It is also worth to notice, that internet is developing
a "sub-culture of chain-emails". It depends on
sending various "chain emails" to hundreds of
people. Some of these emails contain outrageous
claims, and their lack of merit can be detected
at a first glance. Others are more puzzling and
the possible close look at whatever they claim
could be worth-while. These more puzzling chain
emails I try to reproduce here.
A "chain-email" regarding "papaya" circulated in internet in July 2011:
"Even if you take this email with a 'pinch of salt', it's undeniable that papaya is rich in various vitamins."
No need to cry about scarcity of blueberries, strawberries, etc in SINGAPORE . We have our wonderful papayas, pineapples, bananas, durians and mangoes are affordable. Papaya was the only studied food found to halt breast cancer
Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to halt breast cancer cell growth. These included avocado, black sapote, fuava, mango, prickly pear cactus (nopal), pineapple, grapes, tomato, and papaya. They also evaluated beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, and garlic acid contents and antioxidant capacity. They found that only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth. (International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, May)
Papaya is a store-house of cancer fighting lycopene:
The intense orangey-pink color of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive toward oxygen and free radicals.
Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bioavailable, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localized in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.
In addition to antioxidant activity, other experiments have indicated that lycopene induces cancer cell death, anti-metastatic activity, and the up-regulation of protective enzymes. Phase I and II studies have established the safety of lycopene supplementation. (Cancer Letter, October 8, 2008)
Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls . The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer. In this study, green tea also exerted a powerful anti-cancer effect. When lycopene-rich foods were consumed with green tea, the combination was even more effective, an outcome the researchers credited to their synergy. ( Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007)
Isothiocyanates found in papaya restore the cell cycle to eliminate cancer:
Organo-sulfur compounds called isothiocyanates are found in papaya. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon pancreas, and prostate, as well as leukaemia, and they have the potential to prevent cancer in humans. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. (International Journal of Oncology), October, 2008)
Researchers in Japan clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanate found in papaya known as BITC, that underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. When cancerous cells die on schedule, they are no longer a problem. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in the proliferating cells than in the quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of dormancy. (Forum of Nutrition, 2009)
Enzymes from papaya digest proteins including those that protect tumors:
The fruit and other parts of the papaya tree, also known as the paw-paw tree, contain papain and chymopapain, powerful proteolytic enzymes that facilitate chemical reactions in the body. They promote digestion by helping to break down proteins from food into amino acids that can be recombined to produce protein useable by humans. Proteolytic enzymes protect the body from inflammation and help heal burns. They do a good job of digesting unwanted scar tissue both on the skin and under its surface.
Research has shown that the physical and mental health of people is highly dependent on their ability to produce proteins they can use effectively. However, as people age, they produce less of the enzymes needed to effectively digest proteins from food and free needed amino acids. They are left with excessive amounts of undigested protein which can lead to overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the intestinal tract, and a lack of available amino acids.
Eating papaya after a meal promotes digestion, and helps prevent bloating, gas production, and indigestion. It is quite helpful after antibiotic use to replenish friendly intestinal bacteria that were the casualties in the war against the unwanted bacteria. When the intestinal tract is well populated with friendly bacteria, the immune system is strengthened, and can better protect against flu and cancer.
Being a proteolytic enzyme, papain is able to destroy intestinal parasites, which are composed mostly of protein. To rid the body of intestinal parasites, half a cup of papaya juice can be alternated each hour for twelve consecutive hours with the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice.
Papaya contains fibrin, another useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom. Fibrin reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the quality of blood cells, optimizing the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system. Fibrin is also important in preventing stokes. Proteolytic enzymes containing fibrin are a good idea for long plane rides to minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs. People who sit at a desk all day might want to use proteolytic enzymes too.
Proteolytic enzymes are able to digest and destroy the defense shields of viruses, tumors, allergens, yeasts, and various forms of fungus. Once the shield is destroyed, tumors and invading organisms are extremely vulnerable and easily taken care of by the immune system.
Undigested proteins can penetrate the gut and wind up in the bloodstream where they are treated by the immune system as invaders. If too many undigested proteins are floating around, the immune system becomes overburdened and unable to attend to the other tasks it was meant to do. Proteolytic enzymes can digest these rogue proteins, freeing up the immune system.
Let's ensure a slice of papaya every day in our diet. Papaya juice would be great.
A "chain-email" concerning "onions" circulated in internet in August 2011:
"One apple a day keeps doctor away, one onion a day keeps
everyone away, one garlic a day keeps even Dracula away."
In 1919. When the flu killed 40 million people, there was this doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it, and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer, and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy.
When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home (probably only two rooms back then).
The doctor couldn't believe it, and asked if he could have one of the onions, and place it under the microscope.
She gave him one, and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion.
It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in Arizona.
She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers.
The next year, she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.
(And no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office, or under your desk, or even on top somewhere.
Try it and see what happens. We did it last year, and we never got the flu. If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.
If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case.
Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!
Now there is a P.S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues.
She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: I don't know about the farmer’s story, but I do know that I contracted pneumonia, and needless to say I was very ill.
I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion, put one end on a fork, and then place the forked end into an empty jar, placing the jar next to the sick patient at night.
It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs.
Sure enough, it happened just like that. The onion was a mess, and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago.
Already the first paragraph hit me strongly -
namely, the picture of a doctor from 1919,
who used a primitive optical microscope
available at that time, and still managed to
see flu viruses on the onion, that are hardly
detectable with present "electron microscopes".
How he did it? A similar reservation I have
towards the final description concerning an
onion end kept on a fork throughout the
night. Actually, ends of any fruits, e.g.
tomatoes, cucumbers, plums, etc., not just
onions, kept in jars on forks throughout
an entire night, in the morning would become
"a mess" full of germs.
My comments regarding the above "chain-email" concerning "onions":
Anyway, I am NOT to verify the "email-folklore"
story, but to simply repeat it. So even if we take
it with a "pinch of salt", we must remember that
onions are sources of numerous folklore medicines -
for example see item #C3 on the totaliztic web page named
Other veges (inne warzywa):
Parsley (pietruszka oczyszczająca nerki):
Clean Your Kidneys with LESS Than RM1.00Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley (MALLI Leaves)and wash it cleanThen cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool. Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before. Parsley is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural! Please forward to all your friends!
Summary and the final information of this web page:
Summary of this web page:
This web page is to provide examples of claims
that folklore of various nations states regarding
their fruits. I am unable to verify these claims
(after all I am NOT a medical doctor) - but just
repeating them here. So it is up to the reader
to make his or her own mind regarding their
merit and validity.
Notice that tropical fruits discussed on this web
page are described (and illustrated) more
comprehensively on a different web page named
Current email addresses to the author of
this web page, i.e. officially to
Dr Eng. Jan Pajak
while courteously to Prof. Dr Eng. Jan Pajak,
at which readers can post possible comments,
inquiries, or replies to questions which I ask on
my web pages, are provided on the web page
about me (Dr Eng. Jan Pajak).
That page also provides other commonly used
contact details to the author.
Emails and contact details to the
of this web page:
The author's right for the use of courteous
title of "Professor" stems from the custom that
"with professors is like with generals", namely
when someone is
once a professor, than he or she courteously
remains a professor forever. In
turn the author of this web page was a professor
at 4 different universities, i.e. at 3 of them,
from 1 September 1992 untill 31 October 1998,
as an "Associate Professor" from English-based
educational system, while on one university as
a (Full) "Professor" (since 1 March 2007 till
31 December 2007 - means at the last place
of employment in his professional life).
However, please notice that because of my
rather chronic lack of time, I reluctantly
reply to emails which contain JUST time
consuming requests, while simultaneously
they document a complete ignorance of their
author in the topic area which I am researching.
Therefore, if the reader sends a request to me,
I suggest to let me know somehow that he or
she actually went through the trouble of reading
my web pages and learning what these pages
try to say.
A whole array of topics equally interesting
as these from the above web page, is also
discussed from the angle that is unique to
the philosophy of totalizm. All these related
topics can be found and identified with the use of
prepared especially to make easier finding
these web pages and topics. The name "index"
means a list of "key words" usually provided
at the end of textbooks, which allows to find
fast the description or the topic in which we
are interested. My web pages also has such
a content "index" - only that it is additionally
supplied in green
which after "clicking" at them with a mouse
immediately open the web page with the topic
that interest the reader. This content "index"
is provided on the web page named
It can be called from the "organising" part of
"Menu 1" of every totaliztic web page. I would
recommend to look at it and to begin using it
systematically - after all it brings closer hundreds
of totaliztic topics which can be of interest to
How with the web page named
one can find totaliztic descriptions
of topics in which he is interested:
Copyrights © 2013 by Dr Jan Pajak. All rights
reserved. This web page is a report from outcomes
of research of the author - only that is written
in a popular language (so that it can be understood
by readers with non-scientific orientation). Ideas
presented on this web page (and also in other
publications by the author) are unique for the
author’s research, and thus from the same
angle these ideas were NOT presented by any
other researcher. As such, this web page presents
ideas which are the intellectual property of the
author. Therefore, the content of this web page
is the subject to the same laws of intellectual
ownership as every other scientific publication.
Especially the author reserves for himself the
credit-rights for the scientific discoveries and
inventions described on this web page. Therefore,
the author reserves that during repeating any
idea presented on this web page (i.e. any theory,
principle, deduction, interpretation, device, evidence,
proof, etc.), the repeating person gives a full credit
to the author of this web page, through clearly
explaining that the author of a given idea is Dr
Jan Pajak, through indicating the internet address
of this web page under which this idea was published,
and through mentioning the date of most recent
update of this web page (i.e. the date indicated below).
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Date of initiation this web page: 25 July 2011
Date of the most recent update: 7 February 2013
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