Please check below info & inform your email recipients that papaya is NOT a
cure for fever. L
Hoaxes and Urban Legends: Papaya Juice - (NOT!) A Cure for Dengue
SOURCE : http://www.joewein.net/hoax/hoax-papaya-juice-dengue-fever-cure.htm
A chain letter that has been circulating for years claims that juice from
papaya leaves was a miracle cure for dengue fever. As it turns out, the exact
same claim has previously been made for Pegaga juice, in a message originally
posted in 2005 that matches the chain email word for word, except for the claim
being made about a different plant altogether.
Pegaga is the Malaysian term for Centella asiatica. The botanical name for
Papaya is Carica papaya. They are neither the same plant nor are they related.
The symptoms of dengue fever tend to last 5-6 days. The person whose case was
discussed in the chain letter had already been in hospital for three days and
presumably had been feeling ill for some time before seeking hospital
treatment. Therefore the juice "treatment" would have occurred at the tail end
of the illness, right before nature takes its course and the symptoms would
have subsided naturally because of the immune system fighting back, just as
explained by the doctor in the story.
I would warn anyone against considering Pegaga or Papaya as an alternative to
seeking professional medical treatment in case of dengue fever, as this could
2005 thread <http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=6754> on
Dengue fever and <http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=48383> papaya
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Subject: DENGUE FEVER REMEDY
PASS THISý INFORMATION TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN, IT MAY SAVE LIVES.
Dengue Fever Remedy
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son who has
just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage
at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15 after 15 liters of blood
His father was so worried that he seeks another friend's recommendation and his
son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of the papaya
leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and
after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps instantly to
135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was
discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.
Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze
with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf.. So two
tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water,
it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very
bitter and you have to swallow it like "Won Low Kat". But it works.
*Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue*
You may have heard this elsewhere but if not I am glad to inform you that
papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant
now, I think it's good to share this with all.
A friend of mine had dengue last year.. It was a very serious situation for her
as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water
has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only
32-year old. Doctor says there's no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for
her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own
battle. She already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very
hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.
Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the
fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for
her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subside.
We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!
Amazing but it's true. It's believed one's body would be overheated when one is
down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever papaya juice
has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one's body,
thus the fever will go away. I found that it's also good when one is having
sore throat or suffering from heat.
Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's
great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.
Furthermore it's so easily available.
Blend them and squeeze the juice! It's simple and miraculously effective!!
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