Papaya leaf to the rescue

18 July 2010 12:15 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Papaya leaf juice mixed with honey will increase the blood platelet level of dengue patients, claimed a doctor who had treated 20 patients using this method.

Dr. S.M.N. Ameen, a doctor at the Welipitiya ayurveda hospital has treated 20 patients using this treatment. Dr. Pradeep Kumara at the Matara general hospital said although he didn’t know the scientific background regarding the papaya treatment, said there were no complications in giving papaya leaf juice in between liquid diets. 

Medical Superintendent of the Aparekka district ayurveda hospital, Dr. W.K.M. Abeysekara also said the juice of the papaya leaf increases the blood platelet level in humans. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 13

  • jeena Monday, 19 July 2010 05:07 AM

    WOW.. See all good things are available in Sri Lanka !! well done !! lets spread the good news !!!

    good guy Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:52 AM

    first he should quickly apply for a patent in srilanka, and then he should apply for an international patent as well.because this is a marvelous invention and there are so many people who will try to claim this invention.

    Sam Monday, 19 July 2010 06:25 AM

    Somebody in Sri Lanka must obtain the international patent rights for this before a western country registers it.

    Sena2 Monday, 19 July 2010 06:55 AM

    Dengue has now assumed the proportions of a national health catastrophe. We have all the reason to be happy about this claim being made with some evidence that papya leaf juice can be used as an effective treatment option to alleviate the suffering of dengue patients. Relevant authorities should take the opportunity to initiate immediate steps to have this idea subjected to some scrutiny and verification through adoption of scientific methodology. A team of western and Ayurvedic doctors could be entrusted with this task.

    Chammi Monday, 19 July 2010 10:01 PM

    One should not test such things on human subjects, without knowing the consequences!

    SidathB Monday, 19 July 2010 08:12 AM

    very true but need to be sciebtifically proven.
    Some authority should come forward to help the Doctor who invented

    munsid Monday, 19 July 2010 08:27 AM

    Department of Ayurveda should start research on this claim and publish their findings.

    M.L.Jamaldeen Sunday, 18 July 2010 02:01 PM

    This was being circulated by email. One of our draftsman had dengue and we suggested this treatment.He took the papaya leaf juice as kola kanda and . Lo and behold he was OK in two or three days.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:41 AM

    Well done! The doc should patent his recipe before the west gets wind of this and make millions of bucks on it.

    Dr.kumara senarath Sunday, 18 July 2010 02:10 PM

    it is not the low platelet that kills is the fluid leakage and the complications of shock that lead to death.Value of platelet, in managing dengue is minimal.

    chanadana Sunday, 18 July 2010 02:33 PM

    You must not give publicity for these things unless there is a proven scientific basis.Ultimately patients will suffer if they are try these things.

    Barbarian Monday, 19 July 2010 01:53 AM

    In this fatal instance trying anything can be considered better than relying on the incompetent health system.

    Concerned Monday, 19 July 2010 04:35 AM

    I too agree with this findings. A cancer patient whom I know well could not under go a surgery due to her platelets being lower than 50,000. Doctors struggled with infusion of blood and platelets to the patient with no success. Then the family started giving papaw leaf juice to the patient, and in a week her platelets went above 100,000.

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