An article appeared in Free Malaysia Today on the efficacy of papaya leaf juice used for treatment of dengue fever (read here).
A study led by Dr. Soobitha Subenthran and team from the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur found that Carica papaya leaf extract can assist in increasing platelets in patients with dengue fever.
The team of researchers conducted clinical trials on 288 dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever patients where half were given papaya leaf juice for three days while the other half received standard dengue treatment. These two groups were then constantly monitored and their blood count checked every eight hours for 48 hours.
It was found that the group administered with papaya leaf juice showed a “significant increase” of platelets compared to the group under the standard dengue treatment procedure.
Prof. Dr. Saringat Haji Baie from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang also strongly supported IMR’s findings.
“It is not merely a traditional belief, but a proven cure as I have tried it on my own son when he fell victim to dengue recently. Many people are taking it and although not scientifically proven, it works,” said the professor.
These are a few cases with regards to patients recovering from dengue fever. I received this from friends who have been getting such emails from internet postings. This disease is carried by the Aedes mosquito and there are many cases reported in Malaysia in recent years. The disease is very alarming and patients basically have to fight for themselves. To learn more about dengue fever, read here.
A friend of mine had dengue last year. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water started to fill up her lungs. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor said there’s no cure for dengue. We just had to
wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She already had 2 blood transfusions and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.
Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subsided. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!! Amazing but it’s true. I found that it’s also good when one is having sore throat.
Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It’s great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients. Furthermore it’s so easily available. Blend them and squeeze the juice! It’s simple and miraculously effective!!
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate’s son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count dropped to 15 after 15 liters of blood transfusion.
His father was so worried that he sought another friend’s advice and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he give his son raw juice of papaya leaves. From a pallet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion,
after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his pallet count jumped instantly to 135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. He asked me to pass this good news around.
Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2 pieces just cleaned, pounded and squeezed with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf. So two tablespoons per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will lose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like ‘Wong Low Kat’. But it works.
Note: Papaya juice is believed to increase the white blood cells count in the body. There is no scientific proof for this though. If you have experienced recovery from taking papaya leave juice, do drop me a comment to share with others here.