Dried papaya leaves are the dried leaves of the papaya tree, which is native to Central and South America. The leaves are large, with smooth edges and a dark green color. They have a distinctive, slightly sweet and floral aroma. Dried papaya leaves are often used in cooking, particularly in Southeast Asian and Indian cuisines.
They are often used to add flavor to soups, stews, and other dishes, and are also sometimes brewed into a tea. In some cultures, dried papaya leaves are also believed to have medicinal properties, although there is little scientific evidence to support these claims.
Botanical Name: Carica papaya
Also known as: papitaa, papaiyu, thimbaw, papye