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Scientific name: Carica papaya

Family: Caricaceae

Origin: Mexico and C America

Medicinal use: Carica papaya is a very rich shrubby fruit of the genus Carica in the family Caricaceae. Its fruit is commonly known as papaya, papayón, olocotón, papayo, mamón, milky or milky. The fruits have a smooth texture and an oblong shape, and can be green, yellow, orange or pink. The fruit is usually consumed raw, without its peel and its seeds. The unripe green papaya fruit can be eaten in salads and stews.

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