Benefits of Paw Paw Ointment

Author: Amber Houghton   Date Posted:24 April 2014 

The Paw Paw (also known as papaya) fruit comes from trees that are native to the eastern United States. It is considered to be a delicious fruit that has a taste that is a cross between a mango and a banana. It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that provide wonderful health benefits. 

The fruit has long been eaten for its great taste as well as for the digestive benefits it provides. Many eat it for relief from wind, constipation, diarrhoea and ulcers. It is now common for the Paw Paw fruit to be fermented and made into an ointment which can be used as a gentle approach for many common issues.

Here are our favourite uses for Paw Paw:

  • Baby Health – Paw Paw Ointment can be used to soothe your baby's nappy rash. It can also be used for any sensitive skin spots that your baby may have and for any chafing.
  • Chapped lips – Just a little ointment applied to your lips can protect them from harsh winds and the hot sun. It will also help repair damage already done to your lips when used regularly.
  • Frizzy Hair – Don't spend hundreds of dollars on expensive hair products. If you have a touch of the wild and fuzzy hair, then just run a small amount of the ointment through your hai, and it will tame it right down.
  • Body Moisturiser – Instead of lotion, use the ointment to smooth and soothe your hands and feet. It will also help relieve the symptoms of dermatitis.
  • Wounds – For relief, apply the ointment to sunburn, minor cuts, wind burn and insect bites. You can expect immediate soothing relief.


Written by Amber Houghton
Amber Houghton

Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy, and has a particular passion for nutritious, whole-food eating. She feels education surrounding the best dietary and lifestyle choices are fundamental in allowing people to take responsibility for their own health, and to help with the maintenance of their well-being.

Although passionate about wholesome food, Amber does confess to having a particular fondness for cake, and enjoys a slice every now and then.