Fresh papaya leaf juice contains essential compounds like papain and carocaine that increase platelet count and reduce infection during dengue. The juice of papaya leaves! Although this sounds too good to be true, many studies have shown positive results in counteracting dengue.
As a reminder, dengue is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, a species that does not come from Costa Rica but is present at this time. Dengue fever is like a very bad flu (fever accompanied by headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, and body rashes) and is often due to a mosquito bite on the ankles.
There are still 4 phases of dengue that end with the last phase of hemorrhagic fevers that can be fatal and obviously require hospitalization.
Traditionally, papaya leaf juice was used in the treatment of fever caused by dengue. Recently, trials with papaya leaf juice have been conducted in India in patients affected by dengue, a clear increase in platelets was observed in 24 hours, and at the same time a significant improvement in the health status of these patients.
The same researchers show that papaya leaves have powerful properties that help fight malaria and cancer. According to a study by American and Japanese researchers, there is no known toxic effect of papaya leaf and its consumption does not have any side effects. Some American doctors have even started recommending papaya leaf tea as part of chemotherapy.
How to make papaya leaf juice:
It is important to note that the leaf must be raw, do not boil it.
Pick your papaya leaves, remove the fibrous and thick parts as well as the stems of your leaves. Press or crush the leaves and put them in a filter so that only the juice remains. One papaya leaf produces about one tablespoon. 2 tablespoons of papaya leaf juice 3 times a day are the doses recommended by these researchers.