Jen's Folk Remedy for Tummy Aches: Fresh Papaya
Try this when you have a tummy ache, particularly if your belly is sick from stress or from feeling angry.
1) Take a large ripe papaya, open with a knife, and scoop out the seeds with a large spoon.
2) Consider chewing on a few of the black bitter seeds that lay in the papaya before you scoop out and taste the delicious coral-colored flesh of the papaya.
Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that helps digest proteins. This enzyme is more concentrated when the papaya is not ripe.
3) Throw the seeds and shells over your neighbor's fence (just kidding.)
4) Do something to forget about your stress and let the papaya help your stomach. In an hour or so, your tummy will feel MUCH better.