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Papaya leaf juice a way to treat dengue

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The Ministry of Health finally admitted that papaya leaf juice is useful treatment for dengue patients after more than a year of waiting.

Papaya leaf dengue treatment.

Malaysian researchers have found a new way to treat dengue fever. By Susan Tam

You know that papaya tree in your backyard? It’s got a secret remedy.

Here’s what it is: While we know that the papaya fruit is a great source of vitamins A and C, its leaves hold the possible answer to treating dengue fever.

This is what a group of Malaysian researchers have found: juice extracted from papaya leaves helps increase the platelet count in patients with dengue fever. To put this in perspective, there has been no real cure to a serious dengue infection to date.

Dengue has plagued Malaysia since 2002, with a whopping 20,000 case reported last year.

All doctors and nurses can do at the moment is provide treatment – known as supportive treatment – to manage the infection in patients. This means that a person suffering from dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever will only be treated with either fluids or blood transfusions, to manage the symptoms […]