Papaya is a native of the Caribbean and Central America.  It grows throughout America, Hawaii, and many other trPapaya Picopical climates throughout the world.  The green fruit, stems, and leaves are a rich source of a gummy, milky, white latex that contains the powerful enzyme Papain.  This protein-dissolving substance has not only been widely used for stomach and digestive disorders, but is included in commercial preparations as a meat tenderizer.  Papain will also attack and digest parasites in the intestine without causing injury to the intestinal lining.