“A REVIEW ON ROLE OF HERBS: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CITRULLUS LANATUS & CARICA PAPAYA” SEEDS

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Herina V. Patel
Kuntupalli Sandhya Rani
Dr. Pragnesh Patani

Keywords

Watermelon seed, Papaya seed, Health benefits, Phytochemicals, Herbal medicine, Biological Activity

Abstract

Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed and Carica papaya (papaya) seed are essential traditional crops with excellent nutritional properties. Traditional herb has played a significant role in global healthcare, providing a valuable repository of natural resources with diverse therapeutic properties. As part of our cultural heritage, papaya seeds and watermelon seeds have also emerged as sources of inspiration due to their potential health benefits. Watermelon seeds and Papaya seeds, often overlooked components of these popular fruits, are emerging as sources of numerous health benefits and versatile applications. This review explores the new perspectives and potential health benefits associated with papaya seed and watermelon seed extracts. These seeds, traditionally used for culinary purposes, have gained attention due to their rich nutrient content and bioactive compounds. Watermelon seeds, rich in protein, healthy fats, and essential minerals, are consumed as a nutritious snack and offer antioxidant protection against oxidative stress. The oil extracted from watermelon seeds is finding applications in skincare and hair care products, promoting healthy skin and hair. Papaya seeds, containing enzymes like papain and antioxidants, exhibit anti-parasitic properties and may aid digestion. They also possess anti-inflammatory potential, making them a promising candidate for managing inflammatory conditions. Additionally, papaya seed oil is utilized in cosmetics for its moisturizing and exfoliating properties. Both papaya and watermelon seeds show promise in reducing inflammation, which is a key factor in various chronic diseases. Their antioxidant content contributes to cellular health and protection against free radicals. These seeds provide an opportunity for developing functional foods, supplements, and skincare products with potential health benefits.

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