International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2020)
A review on effect of papaya extract on dengue
Dengue is a viral disease that today affects a vast number of people in over 125 countries and is responsible for a sizable number of deaths. In the absence of an effective antiviral drug to treat the disease, various treatments are being investigated. Studies have indicated that the juice of the leaves of the Carica papaya plant from the family Caricaceae could help to increase the platelet levels in these patients. Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is a popular and important fruit tree in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. The fruit is consumed worldwide as fresh fruit and vegetable or used as processed product. The fruit is healthy and delicious and the whole plant parts including fruit, root, bark, peel, seeds and pulp are also known to have medicinal properties. The many benefits of papaya are owed due to high content of vitamin A, B and C, proteolytic enzymes like papain and chymopapain which have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
How to cite this article:
Vaishali Jagtap, Urmilesh Jha, Pallavi More, Shilpa Shiragave. A review on effect of papaya extract on dengue. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(1):19-21.