Lung Cancer Cured With Papaya Leaves
[NOTE: It's important to note that in Australia, they call the Papaya Tree the "paw paw" tree. But, this isn't the same tree that we know in North America as the Paw Paw tree - which typically grows in the eastern part of the United States.]
AN American discovery that paw paw leaves may cure cancer is old news for a Gold Coast bookie who was extolling the plant’s virtues 14 years ago.
Stan Sheldon, then 70, told the bulletin in May 1978 how he beat cancer by following an old Aboriginal recipe and drinking the extract of boiled pawpaw leaves.
In 1962 he was given five months to live when leading specialists found he had rapidly spreading cancer in both lungs,
But after two months of drinking his pawpaw ‘tea” the specialists were astonished to find all signs of his malignancy had disappeared.
Cancer researchers in the United States were reported yesterday to have isolated a chemical compound in the pawpaw tree which was claimed to be a million times stronger than the most widely used anti cancer drug, Adriamycin.
The anti cancer substance, soon to be tested by the US National Cancer Institute, was found throughout the pawpaw tree, but primarily in twigs and small branches.
The Sheldon treatment involved cramming as many paw-paw leaves and stems as possible into a saucepan before adding water. After boiling, the mixture was allowed to simmer for two hours before being drained off. Mr Sheldon drank about 200 ml of the unpleasant tasting brew three times a day. In addition, he took three teaspoons of raw molasses a day another tip from the Aboriginal pharmacopea.
Back in 1978, Mr Sheldon was able to produce medical documentation and letters from his amazed specialists to back up his story. But he refused to label the pawpaw treatment as a “miracle cure for cancer.
All I am doing is reporting events that have happened,” he said. He decided to go public after a woman cancer victim earlier told the Bulletin how she had lost faith in doctors and was drinking a daily brew made from paw paw leaves in an attempt to beat her disease.
Mr Sheldon cautioned against foregoing accepted and proven methods of cancer treatment in favour of a herbal treatment such as paw paw leaves. But he said a number of friends had subsequently beaten cancer after trying the paw-paw tea.
Source: Middle Path