|Papaya Extract Papain Enzyme Powder
Papain is a low-specific proteolytic enzyme found in Carieapapaya. It is widely found in the roots, stems, leaves and fruits of papaya, and is most abundant in unripened milk.
The active center of papain contains cysteine, which belongs to sulfhydryl protease. It has the characteristics of high enzyme activity, good thermal stability, natural health and safety, etc. Therefore, it has been widely used in food, medicine, feed, daily chemicals, leather and textile industries.
What’s the Function and Application of Papain?
1. In the food industry
papain can be used for tenderizing meat, clarifying beer, and softening biscuits.
2. In Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics industry
1) Skin and wound care
Papain has the ability to dissolve dead tissue without damaging living cells. An ointment, containing papain and urea, is available by prescription in the United States to debride necrotic tissue and liquefy slough in a variety of short- and long-term lesions, including pressure ulcers.
Papain has shown to be useful as an anti-inflammatory and may help in cases of surgical or accidental trauma, sore throat and swelling. It works by reducing pain and swelling and accelerating the healing process.
Papain has antioxidant properties and may aid in protecting the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals, which contribute to disease formation and the signs of aging.