Papain is a powerful digestive enzyme commonly found and extracted from the papaya fruit, it is also referred to as papaya proteinase. The papaya enzyme papain plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down tough protein fibers. Papain can play a significant role in the breakdown of toxins and is a powerful digestive aid and antioxidant. Due to papain’s beneficial capacities, it is currently being studied for topical applications on burns, irritations and wounds. It has also been used for ulcers and bedsores. Papain may act as an immune support system for cancer treatment, as proteolytic enzymes such as papain helps to modulate leukocytes in the immune response. Studies confirm that the papain enzyme has powerful resistance to redness and may help reduce joint and prostate irritation. Papain holds compounds that may aid in protecting the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals. Similarly, it is also a powerful agent commonly used in food preservation, as it reduces bacterial infestations and spoilage due to oxidation.