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Papaya for Heartburn

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Carica papaya

Papaya, the tropical fruit, aids digestion and serve as a natural heartburn remedy.

Papaya as a heartburn home remedy

Fresh papaya is not always easy to find. Dried papaya can be used but should be eaten in small amounts.


  • Eat papaya before meals or at first sign of symptoms.

Why agent works

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme found in papayas, that aids digestion.


If you have a latex allergy please consult a doctor before eating papaya. If you are pregnant you should avoid papaya.

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