Papaya Leaves – A Cure For Low Platelet Count?

Papaya. Just the right fruit if you are looking for a glowing, clear skin, a healthy bowel and a strong immune system. However, few of us know that Papaya leaves are packed with health benefits that may help save many a lives by supporting platelet production.

Papaya leaf extract has recently become the subject of several studies owing to its therapeutic value and scientists are intrigued by its potential benefit in supporting blood platelet count.

What Does Reduced Platelet Count Mean?

Platelets are tiny blood cells that have a very important job in your body. Whenever you get a cut or a bruise, platelets rush to the area, club together and form a clot that stops bleeding from the damaged blood vessel.

Thrombocytopenia or a reduced platelet count can decrease the body’s ability to clot blood in case of an injury and can lead to excessive bleeding. Certain viral infections, dengue, vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies and chemotherapy can cause a dip in platelets. Some painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines can also affect platelet production. A platelet count of less than 150,000 platelets per microlitre of blood is considered lower than normal.

Conventional treatment includes blood transfusion and medicines to improve platelet count, however recent research has shown promise in the use of papaya leaves in treating this condition.

Have We Found A Cure For Dengue-induced Low Platelet Count?

The Dengue virus affects the bone marrow, the flexible, soft tissue that fills up the hollow insides of our bones. Since platelets are produced in the bone marrow, dengue leads to a decrease in platelet count.

Recent studies have shown that papaya leaves contain complex substances that may support the release and production of platelets by the bone marrow. A breakthrough study by Dr. Sanath Hettige of Srilanka indicates that papaya leaf extract helps to "normalize clotting and repair liver damage caused by dengue".

Dr Hettige’s controlled clinical trials of about 70 dengue patients found that the patients who were given papaya leaf extract recovered fully within two days without hospital admission. In an interview to Srilanka's leading newspaper, The Sunday Observer, Dr. Hettige added that it is important to take papaya leaf juice at the early stages of dengue, before the disease progresses and damages vital organs.

Dr. Hettige is said to have submitted an application for patent rights for the use of papaya leaf extract as a cure for dengue.

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqlTqcfhYGQ

 

References

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00508-009-1229-0

http://www.baliadvertiser.biz/articles/greenspeak/2011/another_dose.html

http://apjtb.com/zz/aug/18.pdf

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/07/25/fea02.asp

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120715/news/guinea-pig-rats-fed-papaya-leaf-juice-concentrate-show-intriguing-results-6200.html

http://www.academicjournals.org/sre/abstracts/abstracts/abstracts2010/18%20Aug/Imaga%20et%20al.htm

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44 Comments to “Papaya Leaves – A Cure For Low Platelet Count?”

  1. [...] Papaya Leaves – A Cure For Low Platelet Count? | My Wellness. Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogle +1Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. [...]

  2. I have a great need to know, as soon as possible, if stage 3 plan, suggested by Dr. Sanath Hettige findings, doctors across Sri Lanka administering the papaya extract to patients.

    • Vijayakumar Samuel Bangalore says:

      SIr
      The medicinal value of Papaya leaf ( taken Raw juice) and mix of Nilavembu leaf (Andrographis Paniculata) powder made into a Kashayam ( strong decoction tea) was well known to the early Tamil medicinal system of Siddha It was widely practiced and is the only known cure for All Viral based sickness.Being naturally available vegetation it is also safe without side effects. It is unfortunate that the allopathy doctors look down and criticise the local system just because the Western system do not approve of it

  3. Almost a month to the day I posted my first comment, we can now share the good news that King Institute Of Preventive Medicine has scientifically endorsed the neem-papaya leaf extract (NPLX) cure. Neem and papaya are well known in Asian countries for there great healing powers across many spectrum of diseases and ailments. This further boots my moral to press on for this 2013 to reduce the suffering of innocent children and their loss of the precious gift of life. I remain a dedicated advocate of your findings published in 2008 & 2011 in regards to papaya leaf extract (PLX). NPLX or PLX will be the hallmark blessing to the world this year. …senior1938voice/NM

  4. sonali says:

    I had very low platlets when my total hip replecment done of both side. That time mypletlets r 42 after 4 days 52 than 62 now 142000 only becouse of papaiya leaf. Should still take b’coz it’s below than 150000 ?

    • sonali says:

      Plz answer

      • mywellness says:

        Hello Sonali, for this we would advise you to consult a physician as they would be able to best advise you taking into consideration all other factors pertaining to your health.

        • Sri says:

          I am suffering from ITP my platelet count is 30000 can i have papaya juice regularly to increase my blood platelet count.

      • Prashanth says:

        yes please do take papaya leaves regularly and also u can continue having it weekly 1c so u never have low platelet count report again.
        live well . wish u all best things in life.

  5. hina says:

    i am looking for helpfor my brother who is in hostpital for low platlet bad hemoglobine and doctoer keep trying for bone marrow to find, everythingelseis fine ,, including lever is fine, can he take extract, please answer

    • mywellness says:

      Hello Hina, this would depend on a thorough analysis of your brother’s condition. request you to seek the help of a qualified doctor..wishing your brother the best of health, hope he recovers soon.

    • Prashanth says:

      Dear Ms. Hina,
      I am a doctor and i know what problem ur brother has . u can give him papaya leaf boiled in water morning in empty stomach daily
      and if needed call me i can help u. on ph 8884721346

  6. V NAGARAJA SARMA says:

    i am a diabetic patient. My Blood sugar count in PP / Randum will be 170 to 200. In April, 2012 when I was inpatient at CMC Vellore Platelet count was 6000, bone marrow was done. I do not have any symptoms that will appear for Low Blood platelet count what so ever described by the Doctor. Blood clotting is normal. Let me know whether, Diabetic will act on bone marrow and reduces platelet count in blood. If there is any article on web in the matter suggest me. Further I request the Doctor / Specialists / professors who visit this, suggest me suitable remedies / medication / things to be done for improvement Low platelet counts in Blood. Expecting replies to my e-mail: speak2vnsarma@yahoo.com, vnsarma195897@gmail.com

    • mywellness says:

      Dear Mr. Sarma, Replied to your query by email.

      • V NAGARAJA SARMA says:

        Thanks for reply. If you permit me Dr. to send the Xerox copy of the report of my Bone marrow. During Last month I have platelet count of 17000. I donot have any symptoms what so ever will appear on a person who has low platelet count below 20000. On hearing from you sir/madam, I will send scanned report of my Bone marrow
        Expecting your reply Thanking you

  7. jimmy says:

    My cousin have.leukemia stage 4 we wanted to try for. Organic foods and.other fruits.and vegies that may help.to increase platelet counts.
    Does this.papaya.leaves extract have.side effects and how.about the dosage per day. How.about the.expiration of extract .
    Thank you

    • mywellness says:

      Hello Jimmy. Papaya leaf extract has been proven to improve platelet count , however, its excessive use is not without side effects. For exact dosage suitable for your cousin, it is best if you contact an experienced Ayurvedic physician in your area and only administer any medicine, natural or otherwise.

  8. Ankit sinha says:

    I am suffering from ITP my platelet count is 15000 can i have papaya juice regularly to increase my blood platelet count.

  9. Shriprakash says:

    Hello , can you please tell exactly what are the side effects of papaya leaves juice ?

  10. Shriprakash says:

    Hello can you exactly tell what are the side effects of papaya leaves?

  11. venkatesan says:

    sir i have low platelets count(120000).i suffered from heavy fever ,blood in urine ,heavy headache from past 8days. which foods to increasing counts .

  12. Sanjeev Thappa says:

    i am suffering from IBS with constipation and recently found low platelets count that is 40000. pl suggest

  13. DHRUV SONI says:

    my platelet is less than 5000 thousand plz suggest

  14. Prabhudeva says:

    I need your help asap. As my niece under wentilator support in Manipal hospital bangalore ,since a week and not able to increase the Platilets cound more than 9000. She has been given platilets every 6 hours , and given steiroids and then IVGG but still not came to nromal and the bleeding in the brain is causing more worrysome. Th ebleeding is happanning at basel ganglia and till today it not stopping .. please help .. my number is 9480512213 and from bangalore India .

  15. Anupam says:

    Hi,
    i am from India, my father(age 67) was suffering from high fever. Dr. Started fever medicine from Monday morning. Monday evening the report had 1.07 lac platelets with confirming dengue. One of my friend suggested to give extract of papaya leaf boiled in water, i started reading blogs to get more information. Next morning Tuesday, i manage to get papaya leaf and at 11:00 Am i gave him 1 teaspoon papaya leaf extract by crushing and squeezing in clean cloth (not boiled with water) and 1 spoon in evening at 10:00 PM. apart from this my dr suggested to give him ‘Thrombup’ capsules twice daily. so one capsule in evening at 8:00 PM. The capsule also has papaya extract in it.
    Next morning one capsule before going to test at 9:00 AM and test after 1 hour. The test report (Wednesday evening, today at 4:00PM) had platelets count 2 lac. So with 2 teaspoon leaf extract and two capsules did the miracle. My dr advised to admit him in the Wednesday evening(today). I would suggest the capsule also because it has same extract that we give as papaya leaf.
    I am very thankful to all who suggested papaya leaf. please spread this information to all.

  16. Anupam says:

    Hi,
    i am from India, my father(age 67) was suffering from high fever. Dr. Started fever medicine from Monday morning. Monday evening the report had 1.07 lac platelets with confirming dengue. One of my friend suggested to give extract of papaya leaf boiled in water, i started reading blogs to get more information. Next morning Tuesday, i manage to get papaya leaf and at 11:00 Am i gave him 1 teaspoon papaya leaf extract by crushing and squeezing in clean cloth (not boiled with water) and 1 spoon in evening at 10:00 PM. apart from this my dr suggested to give him ‘Thrombup’ capsules twice daily. so one capsule in evening at 8:00 PM. The capsule also has papaya extract in it.
    Next morning one capsule before going to test at 9:00 AM and test after 1 hour. The test report (Wednesday evening, today at 4:00PM) had platelets count 2 lac. So with 2 teaspoon leaf extract and two capsules did the miracle. My dr advised to admit him in the Wednesday evening(today). I would suggest the capsule also because it has same extract that we give as papaya leaf.
    I am very thankful to all who suggested papaya leaf. please spread this information to all.
    for any information :- anupam08@gmail.com

  17. Anupam says:

    Forgot to mention On tuesday the platelet count was dropped from 1.07 to 85000. and on wednesday increased from 85000 to 2 lac…..

    • Rajeev says:

      Dear Mr Anupam,
      Can you please let me know the procedure of extracting juice from papaya leaves ?

      Thanks & Regards

      • raghukiran says:

        Dear Sir / Madam,

        i have been studied your case… you have to check in youtube video format 03.45mints. then you will be able to under stand the same.,
        Hope , you can wathch at the earliest.

        god bless you,

        RaghuKiran.S

  18. parth says:

    hi…. i need a help plz help me my father is a 55 age my father suffering prostate cancer n spread in full body yesterday hamne report karvaye to platnet 20000 aaye to how can we increase platnet count with papaya leaves please suggest me my mail id is dave.parth16@gmail.com

  19. Ramkrishna says:

    My platelate cont.below 32000
    Can I take papaya leave . How take dose.

  20. renu says:

    for a child of 12 years it is very sour n he denies to take papaya leaf extract. pl suggest how can we give him that

  21. renu says:

    it isa very sour ,my son of 12 years is not ready to take it. pl suggest some method for that.

    • Rakhee says:

      Ask him to gulp it. If he swirls it in the mouth he may get the unpleasant taste. If it could motivate, my 10 yr old daughter has it

    • Rishi says:

      There is a capsule and syrup by the name of THROMBUP available. This is created from papaya leaves and other herbs and has been found very effective. Send a message or call on 09329693876, if you require it.

  22. Atul kumar says:

    Before two month suffering from ITP and steroid treatment regurlly taking and present my platelet count is 70000 please tell me advise for dosase of papeya leaf
    thank you
    Regards
    Atul

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  24. Sri says:

    Hi sri,
    from hyderabad I am suffering from ITP my platelet count is 30,000 can i have papaya juice regularly or weekly to increase my blood platelet count.
    Please suggeste.

  25. AJAY KUSHWAHA says:

    papaya leaves are useful in parkinson also, my father’s throat was chocked due to the parkinson disease, but after using papaya leaves his throat is being inproved just using it for 5 days.

  26. meera joshi says:

    thankyou so much for information. i have been diagnosed with PH+ ALL.

  27. Hari Lodhi Datia M. P. says:

    मेरी platelet count 95000 क्रपया nrmal करने की बिधि बताएँ ! मेरा mob no 9713092693

  28. Prashant says:

    Hi,

    I have low platelets count(100000). starting fever is heavy around 104 Celsius and headache as well but now fever is not heavy temperature around 100 to 101 Celsius from past 7 days. which foods to increasing counts. and let me know how many days rectifying from dengue?

  29. kanika says:

    I just got to know I have dengue.Yesterday,my platelets were 270000,today they have dropped down to 210000.I have red spots throughout the body with itching.I’m also having loose motions.Are red spots and loose motions normal ?