It is commonly found throughout in India. In Hindi it is known as Papeeta. A small tree 2 to 6m high, tapering about to 12-13cm diameter at top. Fruit large, melon like 25 cm long, 7 to 12cm broad, green or dingy greenish-yellow, long stalked and arising below the crown of leaves.It contains papain, carpaine, carposide, malic, tartaric and citric acids, pectins and other chemicals including alkaloids.A homoeopathic tincture is made from the green unripe fruit excluding the seeds. It is covered by Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. It was proved by Dr. D.N. Ray. Hahnemannian proving was conducted by CCRH and published in 2005.It is used in dyspepsia; conjunctivitis; enlarged liver, spleen and uterine disorders. The unripe fruit is used for stomachache, as carminative, diuretic. Its milky juice of unripe fruits is used as a cosmetic to remove freckles and other blemishes from the skin. Research reports state it to inhibit action of thrombin on fibrinogen. Latex useful for tumour, warts and cancer growth. Q. 1x and 3x.Dyspepsia, conjunctivitis, enlarged liver, spleen and uterine disorders, Stomachache, carminative, diuretic, and also used as a cosmetic to remove freckles and other blemishes from the skin.
||As Perscribed by the Homeopath