Monday, July 07, 2008

Papaya leaves juice a natural cure for dengue

"While the authorities across India continue to battle increasing number of dengue fever, which has no known vaccine, papaya leaves juice has been found to be helpful in combating the fever.

According to a message received from Dr Sumedha Bajaj of Bombay Hospital, two tablespoon full of papaya leaves juice once a day works wonders for the dengue affected persons.

Dr Bajaj quotes an instance of a patient suffering with dengue fever whose platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after three days in hospital and water had started to fill up her lung making it difficult for her to breathe.

Doctors had given up saying that there was no cure for dengue and the body’s immune system needed to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle.

It was then that papaya leaves juice came to her rescue. The very next day of having taken the juice that platelet count showed an upward trend and her fever subsided. With the continuous feeding of papaya leaf juice she recovered in three days.

Dr Bajaj says, just clean two pieces of only the leafy part, no stem or sap, and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. One leaf gives one tablespoon juice. The juice need not be boiled or cooked or rinsed with water, or it will loose its strength. Although, the juice is very bitter, it needs to be swallowed as it is and it works, says Dr Bajaj.

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