Herbal remedies for dengue fever
I’m supposed to write Part 3 of the Dilemma of Go Negosyo Act this week as a continuation of Part II appearing last week in this column. Due to the increasing number of people experiencing the initial symptoms of dengue fever nowadays (like sudden onset of recurring fever, body aches, headaches, muscle pains, and a skin rash that closely resembles measles) – I am deferring for next week Part III of the discussion of Go Negosyo Act. And instead share with the readers of this column the healing power to cure dengue fever of some herbal remedies. Considering that there is no vaccination for dengue fever. Also, antibiotic cannot treat dengue fever since dengue fever is caused by virus.
Many of us know that dengue fever is contracted from the bite of an infected/ striped Aedes aegypti mosquito that has previously bitten an infected person (a mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue fever in their blood). Many do not know that just one mosquito bite can inflict dengue fever. Dengue fever cannot also be spread directly from one person to another person. But rather from one person-tomosquito-to another person.
As a public service, I am sharing with you two herbal home remedies for dengue fever that is already known to many to familiarize and acquaint others of the curative effect of herbal remedies:
One is camote (kamote), sweet potato, yam. They’re one and the same. This is a plant that was introduced during the Spanish period to our country. Camote which is a native to tropical America is scientifically known as Ipodiseases moea batatas.
Here in our country, camote is a popular plant basically for its edible root and its leaves. The young leaves are known as camote tops.
Some years ago, my sister who is a medical doctor who practised in the United States for more than 35 years told me that she had received e-mail testimonies from her friends in US about the miraculous healing of camote leaves to cure dengue fever. The afflicted children of my sister’s friends in the US just ate camote tops the night before and the next day, their platelet count which continued to drop rose to normal level – (an adult has a normal platelet count of about 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter).
Coincidentally too, a friend of mine told me that her young child with symptoms of dengue fever was also fed “blended” camote leaves. Next day, the child’s platelet count went up to normal level and was immediately healed.
Two years ago when my grandson was having the initial symptoms of dengue fever for four days. Laboratory tests also showed that his platelet count was low and got lower the next day. I immediately tried the camote treatment by blending the camote leaves and my grandson consumed one big pitcher for one day. Unbelievably, his dropping platelet count incredibly rose to normal level the next day.
Just last week, I advised a friend of mine who was having recurring fever and headache for four days to drink the juice of boiled camote leaves (one pitcher for one whole day). The next day, my friend was up and well. She already went to Office.
For those having the symptoms of dengue fever, I am not advising you to drop whatever formal medicine you are presently taking as advised by your doctors. Probably, you can take the camote juice as a supplement. No harm.
The other herbal remedy for dengue fever is papaya leaves. I have been hearing from many of my friends about the curative effect of papaya leaves. For verification, I researched in the internet and this is the information that I found:“While the plant’s leaf of papaya is well known for its curative properties in like malaria and cancer, Dr Sanath Hettige, a general physician in Sri Lanka, found that the juice of young leaves can be used to treat dengue. His paper was published in the Sri Lankan Journal of Family Physicians in 2008.
“The young leaves from a fruit bearing papaya plant should be used. According to Dr Hettige, the leaves of the Red Lady papaya plant (found commonly in India) are more effective. The important fact is that one should choose leaves that are not too old, neither too young. Now, take only the leafy part and not the stalk and wash them well with water. Crush the leaves using a wooden mortar and pestle without any additives like water, salt or sugar. Once they are crushed, squeeze out the juice with clean hands and drink it two times a day. Do not add any salt or sugar to the drink. According to Dr Hettige, an adult should have 10 ml of the juice twice a day (or at eight hour intervals), children between the age of five and 12 should have 5 ml of the juice twice a day and those below 10 years of age should be given 2.5ml of the juice.
“According to Dr Sanath, it is best the patient start having the juice as early as possible. This means that when they notice the first symptoms of dengue fever (when their platelets show a decline in numbers below 150000 cu mm or when the packed cell volume goes above 10%). It is also beneficial at later stages, but if the condition has progressed and has led to organ failure, the juice is not very effective. You may also like to read about these 5 amazing tips to improve your immunity.” (Reference: http:// www.thehealthsite.com/diseasesconditions/can-papaya-leaves-helpcure-dengue/)
Hopefully, many of my readers will find this article informative. If this is so, I hope they will share this article with others especially those who cannot afford the cost of expensive traditional medicine.
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