Just a week ago I received an email from a friend on the treatment of gout. It is supposedly to be a natural remedy and I thought to try it since I had a bad gout attack two weeks ago and which it still left a mild stinging pain in my left toe. I am not sure where the source of this treatment came from but I am certain that upon trying this cheap trick out, it really worked. Apparently it originated from Taiwan and its kinda a little like TCM…. minus the nasty bitter taste typical of TCM brews. This green papaya-green tea drink taste surprisingly sweet and fruity; so good that I made an extra litre for daily consumption as a thirst quencher in hot Singapore. And no, the email is not a hoax after I tried the remedy for myself and am a real-life walking testimony.
Below is the full copy and pasted text from the email that I received:
Just try it if you’ve got uric acid after all no harm done.
This is a really effective, just mix green papaya cubes to the ordinary green tea, my cousin-brother tried and found it very effective.
I have also shared with a friend with gout to try this (his “toe joints” started to deform), after a week of drinking this formula there is significant improvement, and after two weeks the toe joints heal and revert to normal state.
It is almost three years now, the joint pain is gone, but he maintains the intake between 1-3 times monthly to avoid relapse.
Other friends suffering from years of gout problem have also recovered.
It is good for all, even those without gout.
Good formula! Do share with the people in need!
An improved sequence by Professor Lai from the China School of Pharmacy :
Cut green papaya into small cubes, place into the water, bring to boil, then add tea leaves, similar to the tea-making process.
Above two photos with credits to: 縁つながり
Clinical tests show that this brings better effects for treatment of gout, subject to frequent drinking of this formula.
Mr. Liu Qing, Chief of the Rende Town in Tainan, was suffering for years from severe stomach pain around the posterior wall of stomach.
He used green papaya as a tea pot to prepare the family tea daily, after a month, his chronic disease condition was much improved.
His family members with high uric acid were also healed by the same papaya tea.
For this Mr. Liu planted a lot of papaya to share with relatives and friends with similar sickness.
According to Mr. Liu, in selecting the green papaya as tea pot, pick those the shape of which is fat and short, with larger capacity.
Cut off the top part of the papaya, clear away the seeds, open a small hole at the upper side wall to facilitate pouring of tea.
Create a small ventilation hole at top cover, put in the tea leaves, pour in boiling water, place the top cover back onto the papaya, you may also use the toothpicks to secure the top cover.
Similar to normal process of preparing tea.
Liu like to use Oolong tea as the taste is good.
He was pleasantly surprised that the stomach pains he suffered for many years was healed after a month of drinking tea from the green papaya pot, without taking any other medication.
He passed some green papaya leaves to a friend who worked at a Medical Center to test and analyse the content.
The tests confirmed that the healthy enzyme present in papaya is beneficial to human health.Now as papaya in Mr. Liu’s orchard is yielding suitable size fruits, he would share the fruits with family and friends.
Xu Fuchang, an experienced papaya farmer, said green papaya means to unripe papaya, where the skin is still green in colour.
Generally, the papaya takes about four months to fully mature and ripen, but the healing effect would be lost after it is fully ripe.
Green papaya should be harvested when the papaya is approximately three months old, when the fruit is still firm, and the “papaya milk” contains high papaya enzyme and other healthy ingredients.
Not only the green papaya can be used in tea drinking, you may also cut them into cubes, and boil with the ribs, or even slicing the green papaya into fine long pieces and fried with garlic, very tasty, and no adverse effects on the human body.
I swore by its effectiveness after two days of taking a glassful each in the morning and at night that I shared this with a friend on Facebook, also a gout sufferer. My friend is a hardcore beer drinker, the likely cause of his frequent gout attacks. He is a skeptic. But since he knew me personally and I swore by it, he thought to give it a try too. And just a few hours ago, he msged me to thank me profusely because it cured him of the ultimate pain.
My friend is so convinced that he is now going to make this into a business as the Holy Grail for gout sufferers.
In case if you are wondering where to get green papayas in Singapore, try Sheng Siong. I scoured both NTUC and Cold Storage, even my neighbourhood fruit stall but none has them. Until I went to Sheng Siong.
For S$2.45 per papaya, its good enough to make a 2 litre jugful to last one 2-3 days if taken two cups a day – one in the morning and one at night before bedtime. I cubed the green papaya and left its skin intact as the skin has the highest concentration of papain, the property that flushes out the uric acid in the body. As I am a sucker for sweetened drinks, I added some wild honey to rid the bitter green tea taste. It does not affect the effectiveness of the treatment drink.
This is a natural cure and highly effective; results are almost instantaneous and felt immediately. Considering that this is not awfully bitter in taste, is cheap, and convenient to make, do give the remedy a try.