Stomach ulcers are commonly caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
The condition is not only inconvenient but also painful. It could also have an impact on your health.
A major source of concern has been the removal of stomach ulcers. According to nutritionist Aisha Abdullahi, who was quoted on thenationonlineng, eating unripe papaya is one natural way to combat the condition.
Papaya, also known as pawpaw, is a delicious fruit that is high in antioxidants such as papain, lycopene, and carotene, all of which are good for the body. This fruit has been used for centuries to treat conditions such as constipation and gastric inflammation.
It has also been reported that pawpaw contains papain, which aids in the fight against the ulcer-causing agent. That is, this specific compound significantly suppresses and reduces H. pylori’s proliferative and migratory abilities. However, the compound’s antibacterial and antiviral properties protect the stomach lining from bacteria.