Jul 2, 2013

Juice of Papaya leaf prooves in thrombocytopenic animal model

Mumbai, India 02.07.2013
Juice of Papaya leaf are reported to be effective in increasing platelet count recently and      certain reports of its successful usage in Dengue have been seen in news papers. Now, its study in animal model has proved it effectiveness in  increasing platelet count. Here is  a published research for the same.

Evaluation of Platelet Augmentation Activity of Carica papayaLeaf Aqueous Extract in Rats
Swati Patil et al. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry,Vol. 1 No.5,2013

Carica papaya leaves have been used traditionally to treat indigestion, as a vermifuge. Carica papaya leaves have also been shown to possess anti -tumor and immunomodulatory effects. The current study aims at determining the effect of Carica papaya leaves aqueous extract in increasing the platelet count in thrombocytopenic rat model. Aqueous extract of Carica papaya leaves at concentration of 400mg/kg and 800mg/kg were given to cyclophosphamide induced thrombocytopenic rats for a period of fifteen days. Blood was withdrawn at various time intervals to determine the platelet count. Also, the clotting time was determined on the 15th day of the study by capillary method. Carica papaya leaf extract was found to increase the platelet count and also to decrease the clotting time in rats. The study aims at determining the possible effects of papaya lea ves in thrombocytopenia occurring in dengue fever


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