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Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!

Green paw paw, Carica papaya, is used for high blood pressure.  Cut the paw paw into pieces and use two or three pieces to make a tea twice a day.  Too much can make your pressure go too low. The ripe fruit is also eaten for the heart.  Paw paw is beaten to a paste with lard, smeared on a clean pepper leaf (Capsicum frutescens) and placed on a carbuncle to draw it out.  The seeds are eaten as an anthelminthic. As a cooling, grate and pour boiling water over it and drink twice a day.  The root is boiled and used to treat gonorrhea.  To treat foule, a green paw paw is boiled, a poultice made with lard and applied warm. The latex of paw paw, used in meat tenderized, can cause irritant dermatitis.

Verna Slane 1987