5 Top Benefits Of Papaya Leaf Juice For Dengue & Cancer + Papaya Leaf Juice Recipe For Dengue

Papaya juice is one of those juices that can be easily made at home but has wonderful benefits. Especially it’s well known for it’s use in treating fevers caused due to mosquitoes like dengue. Since dengue is spreading at a rapid pace here in Tamil Nadu, it will be very helpful if we get to know the different home remedies and treatments for doing at home.

There are two popular methods for treating dengue that have been proven through clinical research to be very effective for treating & preventing dengue. One is using nilavembu kudineer which is a blend of 9 different herbs with nilavembu (Andrographis Paniculata) as the main ingredient and the other is papaya leaf juice.

Papaya Leaf Juice & Dengue Fever:

The study that proved the effectiveness of papaya leaf juice for dengue was done on a 45 year old patient suffering from dengue. For the study 25 ml of the water extract of papaya was given to the patient twice a day for 5 consecutive days.

The platelet count and white blood cells count were taken and they had decreased significantly due to dengue. After the treatment the platelets increased from 55 to 168 and the white blood cells increased from 3.7 to 7. 7 which clearly proved the effectiveness of papaya juice for treating dengue.

The main thing to do when a person gets dengue is to hydrate themselves well and take either nilavembu kudineer or papaya juice. Also close monitoring of the platelet count is very important.

papaya juice side effectsPapaya Leaf Juice Benefits:

1. Papaya Leaf Juice For Improving Platelet Count:

Papaya leaf juice like mentioned above is very famous for increasing platelet count. Low platelet count can be due to fevers like dengue or other infections, you can read about the causes for low platelet count in detail here. Whatever the reason, papaya leaf juice will help improve the platelet count

2. Papaya Leaf Juice For Diabetes:

I know this use of papaya leaf juice will surprise many but papaya leaf juice has been proven to have blood sugar lowering properties. People with elevated blood sugar levels will benefit consuming papaya leaf juice.

3. Papaya Leaf Juice Antioxidant Property:

Papaya leaf juice has also been proven clinically to have wonderful antioxidant properties. Consuming papaya leaf juice will greatly help improve immunity.

4. Cholesterol Reducing Properties:

This use also was a surprise to me, papaya leaf juice has been proven to have cholesterol reducing properties. Papaya leaf juice also has a positive effect on the liver and pancreas.

5. Papaya Leaf Juice For Cancer:

Papaya leaf extract have shown significant anticancer property against large varieties of lab grown tumors, you can read about it here. Also it has been said to posses anti malarial properties but I couldn’t find any studies to back it.

Papaya Leaf Juice Side Effects:

Daily administration of papaya extract 14 times more than the normal amount we humans use were tested on rats for a period of 14 weeks and there was no significant toxicity observed. But diabetic patients might observe slight decrease in their blood sugar levels while taking the juice. The selection of the leaf is also important for it to be effective, try to use fresh partly mature leaves for making the papaya leaf extract.

Papaya Leaf Juice Dosage:

The dosage is around 10 ml twice a day for adults, 5 ml twice a day for children above 5 years and 2.5 ml twice a day for children below 5 years old. The juice is extremely bitter so I would suggest mixing it with honey.

How To Make Papaya Leaf Juice At Home?

1. Collect a fresh papaya leaf, chose a leaf that is neither fully mature nor too young.

papaya leaf juice recipe

2. Wash it well under running water and cut only the green leafy part into small pieces.

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3. Wash the mortar and pestle and grind the cut papaya leaf without adding any water.

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4. Extract the juice by squeezing the ground mixture with your hands over a soup strainer. A large leaf will yield approximately 1 tbsp juice.

how to prepare papaya leaf juice

5. Mix it with honey and take the appropriate dosage.

papaya leaf juice for platelets

6. Water decoction: The water decoction can also be used for treating dengue. The dosage used in the study was around 25 ml twice a day for a period of 5 days. It was made by boiling the cut papaya leaves in water till the color of the water changes.

how to prepare papaya leaf juice


  • The leaf juice is very very bitter so before giving children prepare them for it.
  • Though this remedy is very effective, I would also strongly suggest keeping a close watch on the platelet count under the guidance of a physician.
  • If suffering from dengue, please don’t forget to hydrate yourself well.



  1. R.Ramesh Babu
    November 30, 2015 / 1:01 pm

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  2. R.Ramesh Babu
    November 30, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Wonderful & a very very useful Post. Well explained. Very neatly presented. A very useful blog for the society. Reminding of the traditional valuables we possess..Keep it up.

  3. Unknown
    December 6, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Hi madam,I would like to plant nilavembu(siryanangai) in my home so kindly advice where to get for plantation since I had periyanangai for 45 days (one mandalam) like wise plan to take 45 days for nilavembu,also near by house many snake as well so kindly advice is it best fist aid for snake bite

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 19, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      In our village always some houses will have nilavembu plant so I have never bothered looking for it outside. But I would suggest asking in government run herb nurseries (mooligai pannai). The leaves can be used for snake bites, you can read about the study that was done to prove the anti venom activity of nilavembu here: http://ispub.com/IJTO/6/1/8054

  4. Anonymous
    November 12, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Very helpful. Thank you.

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