During the hottest seasons of the year, cases of dengue, chikungunya AND zika increase significantly, especially in tropical and subtropical countries. This is because they are transmitted through the mosquito bitethat abound these days.
Although these viral diseases have a medical treatmentsome specialists point out that there are natural medicines which can serve to mitigate its effects.
One of the medicinal plants that, according to scientific research, can be used to fight dengue is papaya. Its leaf contains substances that help strengthen the immune system, such as vitamins A, C and E.
A study by the Department of Tropical Medicine of Hainan Medical University, in China, cites this plant as one of the most recommended for treating this disease, as it can be used for increase platelet levels in the organism.
Benefits of papaya leaf for treating dengue
In addition to the above analysis, other natural medicine specialists also ensure that papaya leaves have properties capable of treating the symptoms of dengue, particularly if they are prepared in juice.
The doctor Itziar Barruz Gimenezof the Complutense University, wrote the essay Medicinal plants against denguein which he assures that studies carried out on papaya “have shown a decrease in the cytokines responsible for the symptoms of dengue”.
Another study conducted by Mary Help of Christians University from Peru comments that the lemon together with papaya they can expand theirs pharmacological effect to fight this viral disease.
Likewise, these last two analyzes ensure that the properties of papaya are found in its leaves and must be prepared in juice, without boiling or cooking. Although an infusion of this plant can also be used, the properties of the leaf are better preserved in its juice.
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