Papaya Mint Tablets

Pleasant tasting, chewable digestive aid

Papaya Mint TabletsMany people reach for an antacid whenever they feel a little indigestion from overeating or eating too fast. Unfortunately, antacids do them little good. What’s typically happening during most people’s indigestion is that they’ve overloaded their stomach with more food than the body is able to handle. Trying to neutralize the acid the body is producing in its struggle to digest this food isn’t going to help.

Fortunately, there is a simple remedy that offers real help with acute indigestion, and that’s Papaya Mint tablets. These chewable tablets help to ease digestive upset and help the body break down the food more effectively. They can come to your aid in cases of acid indigestion, acid reflux, belching, bloating, gas, heartburn and gastrointestinal distress. Papaya Mint tablets can also help with allergies, parasites and immunity.

This pleasant tasting digestive remedy is mild-acting and safe for children. In fact, it makes a great digestive enzyme supplement for kids, who usually love them.

Papaya Mint tablets also make great breath mints.

Here’s what’s in these tablets.

Papaya Fruit

Papaya fruit has long been used as an effective digestive aid. Christopher Columbus learned of this use on one of his journeys to the West. He observed that when natives of the Caribbean ate heavy meat or fish, they followed the meal by eating some Papaya. As a result, they had no problems with indigestion.

Today, discoveries indicate that the juices within the papaya contain a protein-digesting enzyme called papain. This enzyme also has other digestive qualities that allow it to work on the rest of the food groups, including fats and carbohydrates. Most enzymes can only digest protein in an acid or alkaline medium. Papain, however, can act in alkaline, acidic or neutral environments. In addition to working as a useful digestive aid, papaya also helps to prevent and heal ulcers.

Peppermint

Peppermint leaf has been used in Chinese medicine since at least 659 A.D. It is recognized the world over as a great remedy for settling digestive upset and expelling gas from the intestinal tract. The tea is often consumed during mealtime as a digestive aid. Peppermint also helps to stimulate the appetite and stop nausea.

Peppermint has other useful benefits, too. Native Americans used it for bowel eliminations, tonification, colds and fever control. Even today, herbalists find it useful for a wide variety of problems, including respiratory infections, digestive and gallbladder disorders, diarrhea and abdominal spasms.

Peppermint contains a volatile oil which has been used to flavor cordials, medicines and candies. It can also be used as a refreshing breath mint.

Fructose and Sorbitol

These carbohydrates are used to sweeten Papaya Mint Tablets. Fructose, which comes from fruit sugar, is a simple sugar found in honey, ripe fruits and some vegetables. Sorbitol is a carbohydrate that has a sweet taste. It is often used by diabetics as a substitute for sugar cane.

Suggested Use

Take 1-2 tablets thirty minutes before meals to stimulate digestion or take 2-4 tablets after meals to settle digestive upset. Use 1-2 tablets between meals as a breath freshener.

Selected References

The Comprehensive Guide to Nature’s Sunshine Products by Tree of Light Publishing.
Herbs that Heal
 by Michael A. Weiner, Ph.D. and Janet A. Weiner
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
 edited by Sarah Bunney
The Little Herb Encyclopedia 
by Jack Ritchason N.D.
The Nutrition Desk Reference
 by Robert H. Garrison, Jr., M.A., R.Ph. and Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.


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