Papaya Leaves Show Promise in Fighting Dengue Fever: Study Reveals Positive Results and Recommends Anti-Mosquito Measures

Study Finds Positive Results in Using Papaya Leaves to Fight Dengue Fever

In a recent study conducted by Abhaibhubejhr, papaya leaves have shown promising results in combating the dengue fever virus. The study suggests that papaya leaves could be used as an herbal remedy to fight the disease along with employing anti-mosquito products and eliminating breeding grounds. Additionally, it has been found that Andrographis paniculata, a herb known for its medicinal properties, also has research supporting its ability to prevent the dengue virus. However, it is important to note that Andrographis paniculata should not be used in cases of bruising or abnormal bleeding.

Dr. Pakakrong Kwankhao, Assistant Director of Traditional Thai Medicine and Alternative Medicine at Chaophya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, emphasized the urgency of preventing dengue fever outbreaks. With the number of dengue fever cases rapidly increasing in Thailand, he advised using preventive measures such as Andrographis paniculata or citronella, as well as eliminating mosquito breeding sites.

Dengue fever symptoms can range from mild to severe, with only a small percentage of patients experiencing severe symptoms that require hospital treatment. It is crucial for patients to closely monitor their symptoms, especially if they have been bitten by mosquitoes. High fever, persistent fever even after taking fever-reducing medication, as well as nausea, vomiting, and abnormal bleeding, should prompt immediate medical attention as the dengue virus can lead to a decrease in platelet count.

While there is currently no specific drug for treating the dengue virus, symptomatic treatment is commonly used, including the administration of antipyretic drugs to reduce fever. It is important to avoid medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen that could potentially cause bleeding disorders. In vitro studies have shown that Andrographis paniculata can inhibit the 2nd strain of the dengue virus, making it a viable option for early-stage treatment. However, it should be discontinued in cases of bleeding. Another herbal remedy, Chanlila, can be used in conjunction with paracetamol to reduce fever without affecting platelet count.

Recent studies conducted at Phen Hospital in Udon Thani Province have highlighted three important mechanisms of herbs in treating dengue fever. These mechanisms include inhibiting the division of the 2nd strain of the dengue virus, increasing platelet count and improving immune function. The use of papaya leaves against dengue fever has also been mentioned in the British Medical Journal, further supporting their potential efficacy.

In a study conducted at Ysbyty Phen, Udon Thani Province, the effects of papaya leaf juice treatment were compared to a control group. The study found that patients who received papaya leaf juice had shorter hospital stays and faster recovery, as evidenced by the increase in platelet count and faster drop in body temperature. The recommended method for preparing the juice involves using mature papaya leaves, washing them thoroughly, and crushing them to extract the juice. This juice, mixed with coconut sugar, can be consumed three times a day for 5-7 days to aid in the recovery process.

‘Abhaibhubejhr’ reveals the results of a study of ‘papaya leaves’ in fighting the ‘dengue fever’ virus with good results pointing to hope as an herb to fight the disease, recommending people to use anti-mosquito products. together with the destruction of breeding grounds Note that Andrographis paniculata has research to prevent the dengue virus. But do not use if there is bruising. or abnormal bleeding

Dr. Pakakrong Kwankhao, Assistant Director of traditional Thai medicine and alternative medicine Chaophya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital Said that during the dengue fever epidemic According to information from the Department of Disease Control, patientsDengue feverNationwide, increasing by more than 5,000 per week, which is 3 times higher than the same period last year and for those who used to have dengue fever. It is likely that it will be again and the symptoms will be more severe because the dengue virus, which causes dengue fever, has up to 4 strains, but only one strain is infected and has immunity. The best way to prevent outbreaks is to prevent mosquitoes from biting. By using preventive products such as Andrographis paniculata or citronella Along with destroying the breeding sites of mosquito larvae, it will help.

for symptoms Dengue fever That varies from mild to very severe symptoms, or it can be said that out of 100 patients, 80 are asymptomatic, 10 have mild symptoms, and another 10 are so severe that they need hospital treatment. Therefore, the patient must always observe the symptoms, that is, when infected with mosquitoes, there may be a high fever if the fever-reducing medicine does not go down. along with nausea and vomiting bleeding from the body should hurry to see a doctor because the main problem of this group of patients is The dengue virus causes the platelet count to drop.

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Andrographis paniculata research inhibits dengue virus

However, there is currently no specific drug for treatment.dengue virus But use symptomatic treatment, mainly administration of antipyretic drugs. and be careful not to lose water if there is nausea and vomiting it must be supplemented with mineral salts Paracetamol is a popular antipyretic drug. where administration of antipyretic drugs is important Other antipyretic drugs that may be associated with bleeding disorders, such as aspirin, must be avoided. or ibuprofen which is in the group of herbs there is thieves air It is commonly used when having flu symptoms.

In vitro studies and 3D simulations showed that Andrographis paniculataAffects the 2nd strain of dengue virus, so if there is a fever in the early stages you can still use thunder to destroy thieves But in the case of bleeding You must stop using scurvy bleeding because it could cause the bleeding come to an end As for the herbal medicine that can be used to reduce fever without affecting platelets is Chanlila, which can be used to supplement paracetamol. to reduce the amount of paracetamol that could have side effects on the liver

Dr. Pakakrong continued that there is currently a study from Phen Hospital, Udon Thani Province, which has brought herbs close to the Thai people. The overseas study found that there are 3 important mechanisms, viz

1. Against the division 2nd strain of the dengue virus as well as Andrographis paniculata.

2. Increase platelets Both increase the number and decrease aggregation of platelets

3. Improve immune function making the immune system work better In some studies it has been shown to increase the red blood cell count. Reduce the secretion of anti-inflammatory substances. Helps to fight free radicals, which in the BMJ or British Medical Journal also mentions the use of papaya leaves against dengue fever as well.

Papaya leaves fight dengue fever

A study at Ysbyty Phen, Udon Thani province in 78 patients compared to patients with similar characteristics. The aim of the study was to look at the supplementary effects of leaf juice treatment.papaya in the control group By giving a dose of 30 cc 3 times / day to the patient before meals or equivalent to 90 cc. / day from the first and last day of treatment by monitoring symptoms. and all data analysis lab results Looking at the three main results, the platelet level. body temperature and patient comfort

The study found that patients in the experimental group who received papaya leaf juice had shorter hospital stays, with hospital stays of 3.10 days less than those in the experimental group. Controlled hospital bed for 4.2 days.

“During the first day, the platelets of both groups of patients decreased at the same time. But in the experimental group, platelets increased from the 3rd day onwards and were extremely normal on the 5th day compared to the control group which continued to decrease and increase from the 8th day onwards. The body deterioration of the two groups from the first day was not different. But the body temperature of the experimental group dropped faster than the control group due to faster recovery from the disease. Resulting in more comfort from day one onwards and more than the control group,” said Dr Pakakrong.

Regarding the process and method of preparing the samples for study, Dr Pakakrong said that 1-3 papaya leaves that are not too young and not too old, with a total weight of 20 grams, are wash thoroughly and cut into small pieces Then crush or press thoroughly. then filter it using a thin white cloth to Squeeze out about 20 ml of papaya leaf juice Add 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar Mix both ingredients well. Refrigerate the container for no more than 24 hours, then give it to the patient. per adult group To drink in the amount of 30 ml and the pediatric patients (over 10 years old) to drink in the amount of 10 ml, drink before meals 3 times a day for 5-7 days in a row.

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