Paw Paw (papaya) leaf contains beta-carotene, calcium, carpaine, fats, flavonols, niacin, papain, tannins, and vitamin C.
Paw paw leaf tea can be taken to detoxify the intestines and expel parasites, the tannins in the leaf helping to protect the intestine from re-infestation. Papaya tea is a great for improving digestion, the enzymes present breaking down tough proteins into amino acids. Paw paw leaf has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. The leaves were eaten and used as a heart tonic and to reduce inflammation and pain due to their analgesic properties. Research has also found beneficial effects of paw paw leaf in treating patients with dengue viral infections.