Cancer-Related Low Platelet Count Improved with Papaya Leaf

Papaya leaf has shown to increase platelet count. The Platelet Disorder Support Organization ( provides the following information:

Low Platelets Associated with Cancer:

for many types of cancer can damage the bone marrow and result in a low platelet count. However, there are some cancers that have a more direct association with thrombocytopenia due to bone marrow involvement, compromised immune system, or an enlarged spleen. Someone with cancer usually has other symptoms in addition to low platelets.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. In MDS the bone marrow is damaged and blood cell production is impaired, including platelets. The disease can transform into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
In CLL there is a gradual increase in the B-cells, a type of white blood cell, and eventually bone marrow failure. You can get ITP in addition to CLL

CD8 T-lymphocyte large granular lymphocytic leukemia (LGL)
This diseases is a rare form of leukemia characterized by abnormal CD8+ T cells, a type of white blood cell.

Refer to the following study related to low platelet count (specifically Dengue) and papaya leaf:

Papaya Leaf Tea Attacks Virus

Scientists in 2011 found that the result from a study on Dengue Fever treated with papaya leaf extract:

“…From the patient feelings and blood reports it showed that Carica papaya leaves aqueous extract exhibited potential activity against Dengue fever. Furthermore, the different parts of this valuable specie [papaya leaf] can be further used as a strong natural candidate against viral diseases.”

-Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2011 August; 1(4): 330–333.
doi: 10.1016/S2221-1691(11)60055-5
PMCID: PMC3614241
Dengue fever treatment with Carica papaya leaves extracts
Nisar Ahmad,1,2,* Hina Fazal,1,3 Muhammad Ayaz,4 Bilal Haider Abbasi,1 Ijaz Mohammad,5 and Lubna Fazal5

Saponins In Papaya Leaf Ward off Cancer

Is it the Saponin in the Papaya Leaf that wards off cancer, or the gang of tannins and flavonoids?

In this study;

N.O.A. Imaga, S.O. Adenekan, T. J. Fakanye, F.K. Olaniyan and A. A. Alakaloko
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, P.M.B. 12003, Idi-araba, Lagos State, Nigeria

…”the phytochemical, Saponin was found present in the chloroform, butanol and aqueous fractions but not in the ethyl acetate fraction while steroid was the least in quantity and found only in the chloroform fraction. Quantitative pyhtochemical screening on the crude C. papaya showed that saponin had the highest concentration(296μg/mL), thus indicating that it is the most abundant phytochemical present in C. papaya crude extract and solvent fractions. This confirms earlier findings that crude C. papaya leaf can have inhibitory effect on inflammation, can be used to develop immunity and protect the body against infection. This is because saponins, a group of phytochemicals that can be found in a variety of plant foods, have been shown to have a number of protective effects on the human body, including warding off cancer, lowering cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. Saponins are potent antioxidants, substances that neutralize free radicals to prevent disease. Saponins stimulate the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies, which help fight off bacterial and fungal infections. Other health benefits of saponins include reducing inflammation by producing an inhibitory effect on inflammation, lowering blood glucose responses, preventing dental caries, protecting against bone loss and increasing the effectiveness of certain vaccines as adjuvant (Skene and Philip, 2006). Saponin has the property of precipitating and coagulating red blood cells. Some of the characteristics of saponins include formation of foams in aqueous solutions, hemolytic activity, cholesterol binding properties and bitterness. These immense benefits of saponin make its presence in large quantities in C. papaya leaf extract a very palpable reason for the plants reported antioxidant and antisickling activities.
It is also probable that the flavonoids, tannins, steroids and glycosides present in the extract fractions all act in synergy to produce the medicinal benefits inherent in the C. papaya leaf extract.”


Long Island Iced Papaya Leaf Tea

A new recipe for Long Island Papaya Leaf Tea may be as healthy as it is relaxing!

Substitute papaya wine for sweet & sour. According to some Nigerian study in 2012, papaya wine was healing to rats liver in a study compared to red wine, which in same quantity caused rat liver failure. This substitute may actually save some damage to your liver from four other white liquors… And it tastes great!


Details on the study are found in the book on papaya wine at:


Papaya Leaf Tea; Enzyme Therapy for Cancer

Papaya Leaf tea can be taken as a form of enzyme therapy. Proteases (protein dissolving enzymes) continue to show effect against cancers in the lab.

Dr Beard, the Scottish embryologist, showed the effect of trypsin (similar to our body’s natural protease) taken from a young calf on human cancerous tumors. The enzyme “ignites” activity in the human body. In Dr Beard’s studies, trypsin injected directly into cancerous tumors appeared to slow down or stop tumor growth.

Why would we need more proteases in our body if it already produces trypsin? Dr Howell, the famous enzyme scientist, addressed that question by the analogy of our bodies having an enzyme “bank” that becomes depleted as we age and when we consume cooked food. The idea is that cooked food does not contain necessary digestive enzymes, so the body essentially must borrow from the “bank”. When the bank becomes depleted of proteases from digesting cooked food it has less ability to use these enzymes for healing.

Additional factors create an environment for cancerous, non-differentiated cells to grow. A Key to changing toxic, low oxygen cellular environments is to give your body the digestive enzymes necessary to function food digestion and remove toxic waste as it builds up in the blood.

Enzyme therapy contributes to this goal. Papaya leaf tea has a very unique set of proteases in nature called papain and chymopapain. These proteolytic enzymes are more powerful than your body’s trypsin.

Papaya leaf tea can be a form of enzyme therapy if taken on a regular basis and for a minimum of three months.

Done with Dengue; Papaya Leaf Restores Life


Nayel Noorani tells his story to the International Herald Tribune…

“…The blood oozing from my gums and lips became semi-solid. My lips turned to black stone. Two days later, the blood starting clotting in my bladder and doing pretty much what a kidney stone does – blocking the piping, 12 times. All the while, the only medicine they could give me was paracetamol to help with the fever”.

“…Everything seemed bleak, when a family friend suggested to my mother to give me the juice of a few papaya leaves twice a day. Within two days of that, my platelet count jumped past 450,000.”

Papaya Leaf Tea; Health for the Poor

The ECHO Organization asks for help from researchers to aid the poor in our international communities. What foods should be planted? What inexpensive health solutions do we have?

One of these is papaya leaf tea, and this has inspired the Julia Ruffin Project to set up micro farmers to grow the tea.

Papaya leaf tea qualifies because the fruit is abundant and grows like a weed in many tropical parts of the world where indigent people live.

The tree is actually an herb, and the young leaf can be brewed as a tea for significant health benefits, even including its (lab) researched ability to fight Dengue Fever, malaria, HIV, and cancer.

We do need young researchers to continue this exciting research and volunteers to microfarm all over the world.