Hyderabad: With the spreading of Dengue and other viral fevers, the Papaya Leaf Juice is in heavy demand in the medical stores of the twin cities.
Due to its high demand, these syrups are being sold at high rates, ranging from Rs.180 to Rs.350 per bottle depending on the company.
The dealers of the medicine said that they are selling 5 to 6 bottles of Papaya Leaf Juice per day for the last few days.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease which affects a huge population every year. Dengue cases increase during monsoon because stagnant water is the breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Symptoms of Dengue Fever
High fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, fatigue, joint pain, skin rash, nausea and vomiting are some symptoms of dengue.
Dengue fever needs urgent medical care to treat the condition on time. There are some effective home remedies which can help in controlling the symptoms of dengue.
Benefits of Papaya Leaf Juice
Papaya Leaf Juice is the best therapeutic agent for increasing platelet count in any individual once tests reveal the platelet count is below the prescribed range (1.5 lakh to 5 lakh).
The fresh papaya leaf juice contains essential compounds like papain and carocain that boost the platelet count and reduce infection during dengue fever. It is suggested to take a dose of 25ml of papaya leaf juice in water twice a day for effective results.
Demand of Papaya Leaf Juice
A shopkeeper who sells Ayurvedic medicines in his shops at Malkajgiri and Safilguda said that he was selling at least 10 bottles every day. These syrups are being sold ranging from Rs.180 to Rs.350 per bottle.
Once the platelet count is below the normal range, any doctor, Allopathic or Ayurvedic, will prescribe Papaya or Papaya Leaf Juice. Within 2 to 3 days of its usage, the platelet count is expected to increase.
To investigate the potential of Carica papaya leaves extracts against Dengue fever, a study is carried out.