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Papaya Leaf Health Benefits: Not Just for Dengue and Platelets! This Medicinal Leaf Has Other Uses

Papaya leaf (Photo Credits: Max Pixel) The thought of papaya juice won’t exactly make your mouth water. Yet, it can save your life in more ways than one. The only time the juice is mentioned is in the context of dengue fever, where patients are made to drink papaya leaf juice in a bid to… Read More »

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »