Dengue fever is one of the most feared and most lethal illnesses in tropical countries. A lot of lives are lost each year due to dengue fever and until now, there is still no proven cure for it.
You know, dengue fever is brought about by Aedes mosquitoes ever since the 17th century and is typically characterized by high fever up to 40 degrees Centigrade.
Dengue patients can also have skin rashes and itching and the symptoms may progress to chest pains and bleeding in the critical stage.
Tropical countries in South East Asia, South America. East Asia have dealt with thousands of deaths due to dengue. Here are two of the most commonly used herbal remedies to help fight off the dengue symptoms and stabilize platelet counts.
Tawa–tawa Herbal Plant
The tawa–tawa plant, also known as snake weed and Australian asthma weed has helped countless of dengue patients recover. To make use of this plant, simply take the tawa–tawa leaves and boil them in water.
Some even use the whole plant itself including the stems and the roots. The tawa–tawa concoction will be green to dark green and quite bitter. Although it is not a proven cure for dengue, it is said to promote the blood platelet stabilization. This herbal plant commonly grows in tropical countries as weeds.
Papaya leaves can also be a herbal remedy for dengue. You will need approximately 5 papaya leaves and one glass of water. To make the concoction, simply boil the central vein of each papaya leaf in water until it is reduced to half glass. Pound the rest of the papaya leaves and mix it into the concoction and take daily.
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