WHAM evidence summary: Papaya-based products for treating wounds

Terena Solomons, Emily Haesler

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Despite a long history in low-to-middle resource countries of clinical use of papaya for managing wounds, limited high level research has been conducted on the effectiveness of papaya based products. Evidence was available for natural papaya
pulp wound dressings, commercial papain extract products (withdrawn from market in some countries due to the risk of anaphylaxis) and an experimental papaya filtrate product (not commercially available). Most studies were conducted in hard to-heal wounds requiring debridement and the studies were generally at a high risk of bias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
JournalWorld Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes


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