papaya to cure dengue

Dengue also called as break bone fever, is spread by mosquito bites. One effective natural remedy to cure dengue fever is papaya leaves juice.

Dengue is a viral disease and once infected, it creates sudden high fever, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, skin rash, severe headaches, and pain behind the eyes.

Papaya leaves juice is the one best home remedy for healing dengue fever. Papaya leaves are packed with the enzymes namely chymopapin, papain and powerful anti-microbial properties which acts effectively against dengue. Thus enhances the immune system by improving the platelet count, helps to remove blood clots, improves liver function, repairs damaged liver and helps the sick person recover from the disease.

The enzyme called chymopapin helps to treat spinal problems and papain has the ability to treat inflammation.

Not only papaya leaves, the fruit is also considered as a medicinal fruit. The edible orange flesh of papaya gives extreme sweet and offers numerous health benefits.

It contains vitamin C, fibre, folate, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, copper, and pantothenic acid. All these nutrients has the power of reducing many diseases like, diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cancer, improving wound healing and aiding in digestion.

The antioxidant called zeaxanthin found in papaya plays a protective role in eye health.

The nutrient called beta-carotene found in papaya fruit lowers the risk of developing asthma. It also protects against the development of colon cancer.

Papaya provides sufficient fibre which lower the blood glucose level and type 2 diabetics may have improved the blood sugar level.

The enzyme called papain aids in digestion.

The water and fibre content in papaya fruit helps prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements.

Papaya fruit can be applied externally for skin health. Vitamins C, E and antioxidants helps to prevent the skin from free radicals damage. It also keeps wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing at bay.

Follow the simple recipe to know how to cure dengue with papaya leaves juice.

How to cure dengue with papaya leaves juice – DIY

  • 2 fresh Papaya leaves
  • 3 slices Ginger
  • Water (Filtered water (as required))
  1. Use fresh papaya leaves, ginger and water to make this juice.
  2. Peel and cut ginger into slices.
  3. Clean and chop papaya leaves.
  4. Add papaya leaves to blender.
  5. Add 3 slices of ginger to blender.
  6. Add some water.
  7. Blend the ingredients well into a juice.
  8. Papaya leaves juice is done.


Adult can have 10 ml of the juice twice a day.

Children can have 5 ml of the juice twice a day.

Advised not to add sugar or salt to the drink.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.