Papaya Leaf Increases Platelet Count and Red Blood Cell Count in Sri Lankan Study

Sri Lankan study published this year in the Asian Journal of Tropical Biomedicine reached this conclusion:

Fresh C. papaya leaf extract significantly increased the platelet and RBC counts in the test group as compared to controls. Therefore, it is very important to identify those chemicals of C. papaya leaves as it can be recommended to be used as a medication to boost thrombopoiesis and erythropoiesis in humans and in animals.

Does Carica papaya leaf-extract increase the platelet count? An experimental study in a murine model
Sinhalagoda Lekamlage Chandi Asoka

Dharmarathna1, Susiji Wickramasinghe2*, Roshitha Nilmini Waduge3, Rajapakse Peramune Veddikkarage Jayanthe Rajapakse1, Senanayake Abeysinghe Mudiyanselage Kularatne4
1Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
4Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3757281/pdf/apjtb-03-09-720.pdf

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This is a interesting study of the efferct of C. papaya leaves extract on the haematological and biochemical parameters in a murine model. The findings are impressive and useful for continuous study related to C. papaya. C. papaya leaf could be an alternative to treat dengue and malaria fever instead of prescription drugs.

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One thought on “Papaya Leaf Increases Platelet Count and Red Blood Cell Count in Sri Lankan Study

  1. Papaya leaf extract vs. Papaya Tea… (how are they connected or interchangeable)
    The extract is prepared by several methods of crushing leaves and squeezing the juice through a cheese cloth, this I understand, and many of its uses I understand. Using the extract as suggested by Dr. Sanath Hettige has been a main component of my blog.

    The tea prepared by boiling fresh or dried leaves, I am perplexed if this too is effective as a treatment for dengue fever, as the extract is? For 2014 I’m slowing down on my posting to get detailed and confirmed clarifications on what I’ve learned in the past two years.
    Your blog is a study site for me, and very thankful for the work you have put into this effort.

    Update note: Doctor Sanath Hettige and a colleague, Doctor Lagath Udara Wanigabadu, have registered for clinical trails with the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform to further validate what two other Asian research institutions have already endorsed the papaya leaf extract as being a cure for dengue fever.

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