Papaya Leaves (Carica papaya) (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, or pawpaw is one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. It was first domesticated in Mesoamerica, within modern-day southern Mexico and Central America.
In 2020, however, India produced 43% of the world supply of papayas.
Papaya Leaf is often consumed as an extract or a tea made from the leaves or juice from the fruit and has been traditionally reported in some countries where it grows, to treat symptoms related to dengue fever. More common and usual uses, however, include reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control and supporting skin and hair health.