Caricol®* is an entirely natural, organic product made from the pulp of tree-ripened papaya, prepared traditionally. Papaya has historically been used to support optimal bowel function. Studies have also shown it to have soothing effects on the stomach and digestive tract.
The name Caricol is derived from CARica papaya L. which is the botanical name for papaya; and COL, representing the colon, where traditional use has seen its predominant effect.
Papaya fruit is naturally high in papain, a potent proteolytic enzyme. Proteolytic enzymes biologically support the breakdown of proteins. Papaya has a long traditional use in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic Medicine, and historically it has been used to assist in the digestion of proteins, and to more thoroughly “breakdown” food particles, which may in turn speed up transit time.
The preparation of the fruit and the recipe originate at the Lotus Buddhist Monastery on Big Island in Hawaii. The papayas that make up Caricol are certified organic and sourced from Sri Lanka, harvested by hand only when they are ripe. They are then hand-peeled and pitted, and this preserves the valuable ingredients within the Caricol. The papaya pulp is “mashed” on site, then boiled for a few hours and then oxygenated. The entire process of the patented manufacturing process is computer-controlled and logged according to exact specifications, which all determines its final effectiveness.
To round off the flavour, organic fruit juice concentrate from apple is used, which is responsible for the fruity sweetness of Caricol.
Caricol is delicious and easy to consume. It is suitable for practically everyone, including infants from the age of 6 months, right through to the elderly.
Over 18 grams of fresh papaya is used to make each individual stickpack.
Caricol is 100% natural and contains no artificial additives or added sugar. It is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
I was advised to give this product a try by my osteopath who has found them very successful. They have a very pleasant taste and I am feeling much better than I did before I tried them, so I would say that they work well!