How papaya leaves could help fight dengue fever


What is Dengue? Dengue fever is also known as break bone fever, is a debilitating viral disease, prevalent primarily in the tropics and reported in over 120 countries. It is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, a small mosquito with white dots or stripes over its abdomen, which is most active at dusk and dawn.

Symptoms appear within 5 to 7 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito and include high fever, extreme lethargy, headaches, severe joint and muscle pain, skin rash, nausea and pain behind the eyes. In a small percentage of cases, the viral infection can develop into dengue hemorrhagic fever, a severe and potentially life-threatening condition.


Why is the Papaya Leaf a Remedy for Dengue?

Papaya leaves come packed with powerful enzymes such as papain and chymopapain, which significantly increase the platelet count. Apart from that, these leaves have several key vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, phosphorous, calcium and iron.

Papaya Leaf Juice for Dengue Fever:

  • Take 2 raw leaves of papaya.
  • Take away the stems and the fibrous portions of the leaves
  • Now squeeze out the juice from the leaves.
  • Directly consume the juice.
  • Repeat that for another 2 times in the day to feel the improvement

Cure Dengue with Papaya Leaf paste:

  • Take 3 fresh raw leaves of papaya.
  • Process them in the mixer to make a paste.
  • Combine the paste with 2 tbsp of any fruit juice of your choice.
  • Mix well. Directly consume the mixture.
  • Repeat that 2 times every day, for around 7 days.
  • You will get total relief from dengue.

Unfortunately, papaya leaf juice cannot be recommended for women who are pregnant and contract dengue. Papain, the potent proteolytic enzyme found abundantly in papaya leaf, papaya seeds and green papaya, is known to induce miscarriages and could be dangerous to your unborn baby.