Does Papaya causes abortion?


Raw papaya is rich in an enzyme called “Papain”, which can cause intestinal cramps. However, this cramp and pain does not cause miscarriage. Hence the popular social fear of papaya causing miscarriage, that has lead to the avoidance of papaya in pregnancy do not hold true.

In contradiction, the scientific literature says that since Papaya is a rich natural source of Vitamin A, it is beneficial for both mother and fetus. Also, since the enzyme Papain is denatured in ripe papaya, it do not cause pain.



The information is shared to create awareness towards Pregnancy and Childcare to reduce maternal and child deaths. Atmost care has been taken by the author to include the verified information from authentic sources. However, kindly discuss the same with your health care provider before implementation.

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