In a Sri Lankan study, Papaya leaf extract was shown to increase the red blood cell count (erythropoiesis is blood cell manufacturing in the bones) significantly in mice in the lab in 21 days, where the platelets increased in three days time.
“…the RBC count in the test group increased from 6×106/µL to 9×106/ µL at Day 21 while it remained near constant in the control group (6×106/µL).” (See source below)
Chemotherapy has effect on the red blood cell manufacturing, according to experts at Healthline.com:
“Routine blood count monitoring is a crucial part of chemotherapy. That’s because the drugs can harm cells in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. This can result in several problems. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues. Anemia occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, making you feel extremely fatigued.” – See more at: http://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/effects-on-body#sthash.lbbPPkYb.dpuf
Does Carica papaya leaf-extract increase the platelet count? An experimental study in a murine model
Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. Sep 2013; 3(9): 720–724.
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
Siti Zaleha Halim, Herbal Medicine Research Center, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang 50588, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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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