Siddha doctors said they were happy the government was now thinking of integrated medicine.
CHENNAI: After more than 37,000 dengue cases, including 227 which resulted in death, across India, a grandma’s antidote for the virus seems to be getting scientific endorsement. A herbal concoction — juice of papaya leaf, common neem and hill neem — being given to dengue patients in government hospitals in Tamil Nadu has been found to have anti-viral properties. Tests conducted at the King Institute of Preventive Medicine found that the Siddha preparation brought down symptoms and speeded up the recovery of patients.
Scientists dropped the four strains of the dengue virus on the cell lines (drawn from the gut cells of dengue causing albopictus mosquito) and added the herbal preparation. Normally, the virus would have entered the cells. “After two days, we found the cell-lines were unaffected. The virus was neutralized by the herbal formulation. Further tests showed it blocked the virus from entering the cell. In cells where the virus had already entered, it prevented multiplication,” said King Institute director Dr P Gunasekaran.
Siddha doctors said they were happy the government was now thinking of intergrated medicine.
Reading the top three paragraphs, posted above, in this newspaper report confirms that a well established research institution confirms through scientific testing, papaya leaves and others have the properties to heal dengue fever.
Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and antiviral properties are found in large quantities in many of the healing plants, and other natural sources we have been blogging about for more than two years.
We are searching out a link that is producing an error message which we had previous access to, it reports papaya leaf juice/extract is a home cure as reported by Doctor Sanath Hettige back in 2008. We will be posting his article using the WordPress ‘Press This Feature’ soon.
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