Papaya is a fruit most of the people love to have to start their morning with. If you love this fruit, you’ll never like to miss the chance of digging a bowl full of cubed papaya slices with your favorite spoon or fork. I don’t know about other fruits or ingredients, but, you’ll be amazed to know that not only fruit but every single bit of this, say seed, leaves or flower, is beneficial for us in one or the other way. Papaya not only satisfies our taste buds but also gives a lot to our skin, hair and overall health.
It is an astonishing fact the sweet papaya is rich in vitamin C more than the sour oranges. Shocked! Well, this is true. The other thing making papaya eligible to fulfill medicinal purposes is the enzymes “papain” and “chymopapain” present in it. We have yet discussed how is tasty orange colored fleshy fruit is beneficial for our overall health, but, there is something more that is required to be taken out of the envelope today, i.e. dengue. Dengue treatment with Papaya…… How? Well, this is the question yet to be talked about. But before that, let’s talk some brief details about Dengue.
I believe nobody today is unfamiliar with this disease “dengue”. Everyone knows that it is a viral fever caused by the mosquito bite. The mosquito responsible for the same is “Aedes aegypti”. Once you get caught by it, you’ll see the symptoms like high fever, Headache, Muscle and joint pain, a specific kind of skin rash and Vomiting. But, it is the case in the children above the age of ten years. The children below that age limit are more prone to this disease and may show severe symptoms.
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), a specific syndrome affecting the children below the age of 10 years. This may show the symptoms like abdominal pain, hemorrhage (bleeding) and circulatory collapse (shock). Considering it, it is now clear that these children have to be taken care of more than anyone else. The factor adding to the trouble is that there is no particular medical treatment available for dengue.
But, if you see the other side of the coin, this is not a matter to worry about that much. You may be surprised to read the above sentence. Aren’t you? But, yes, we don’t require worrying that much because we have other solution hidden in the heart of Mother Nature. We just require searching the solution that is available in the form of natural remedies. Like every other disease or infection, we can treat dengue with natural remedies as well. And one of the most effective nature’s gifts to treat dengue is “papaya”. But, how can such a simple fleshy fruit treat such a deadly viral fever? Well, for the answer, you require moving further.
If we talk about papaya, don’t consider it just as a fruit. As already mentioned, every part of papaya is equally beneficial for us. The best effective part of it in treating dengue is its leaf. But, the next questions that arise in every mind is that how to treat dengue with papaya leaf? Here is the answer for the same.
The chymopapain and papain present in papaya leaf help normalize the blood platelet count, improve the clotting factor, and improve the liver function of the patient helping him recover from the damage done by the disease. By this, the patient can get well soon and overcome from the disease.
The process to use papaya leaves for dengue treatment is:
- One should harness the fresh mature papaya leaves from the fruit bearing tree for the same. As per the research, the leaves of red lady papaya plant are more effective than any other species.
- Now, take care that you are having only leaves and not the stack along with them.
- Wash the leaves carefully and crush them without using any additives like water, salt or sugar. You can add some boiled water if required.
- Now, when they have got crushed, squeeze juice from them with clean hands. Drink it without adding even a pinch of sugar or salt to it.
- For convenience, you can prepare the juice in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for next 24 hours also.
- The specified amount of juice to be taken is 10 ml twice a day for adults, 5ml twice a day for the children of 10-15 years and 2.5 ml for the children below the age of 10 years.
This remedy is not going to favor your taste bud, as, it tastes really bitter. But, it will surely help you get rid of the trouble. Yeah, taste is undoubtedly the first consideration for whatever we eat or drink but, one can always ignore the taste if something is really beneficial for health. So, you here will require forgetting about the taste, if you really want to get rid of this malice.
If you know that you are suffering from dengue, it is suggested not to wait for the symptoms to become severe. Just start taking the remedy as soon as possible. This will prevent the situation from getting worse. But, if you already have crossed the primary stage and faced some organ damage, this may not help you that much. That is why it is always advised not to bear and ignore the symptoms of the primary stage of any disease. Sometimes, it may lead to a heavy loss.
- Although papaya seeds are also carrying the same enzymes, but they are preferred in the case of malaria. They are said to be best for the parasites.
Hence, this way you can treat your disease using papaya leaves. But, no remedy or pharmaceutical treatment method can work for you alone. You need to take care of some other vital factors also. The most important among them is cleanliness. The dengue mosquitoes grow and inhibit in stable water only. By taking care of your surrounding’s cleanliness, you can break the cycle of these mosquitoes and stay safe for long. Along with that, proper healthy diet always favors us keeping our immune system strong, hence, protecting us from the severe symptoms of any disease.
So, whenever you feel that you or someone close is suffering from dengue, grab some papaya leaves, prepare juice and have a sip of it. Moreover, take care of your diet and cleanliness of your surroundings so as to keep the diseases at a bay.