31 Aug '11, 3am

Papaya leaves may help cure dengue: Malaysian study

Papaya leaves may help cure dengue: Malaysian study

Papaya leaves and pegaga (centella asiatica) juice are a possible cure for dengue fever, a recent study revealed. -- PHOTO: SPH KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Papaya leaves and pegaga (centella asiatica) juice are a possible cure for dengue fever, a recent study revealed. It has been reported that many people consume papaya leaves or pegaga juice to increase their platelet count after they contract dengue fever. A recent study, conducted by a group of researchers from local and foreign universities, indicated that the powder from papaya leaves has substances responsible for the release and/or production of thrombocytes (platelets). The study was initiated and led by Dr S. Kathiresan of AIMST University. Dr Kathiresan said the leaves of papaya fruit were high in complex vitamins that might help bone marrow to rapidly increase blood platelet production.

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