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Papaya - Good Support for Platelet Rise in Kids


If there is one natural remedy that goes a long way in curbing the problem of a low platelet count, thereby raising the platelets as well as RBC count in our body, it is the use of papaya. Also known as Carica papaya, the fruit is known to offer a wide spectrum of medicinal benefits. This is especially useful in case of dengue, and even among kids who happen to be suffering from malaria or viral fever. When we talk about viral, kids obviously tend to be more frequently prone to this problem, owing to a fairly weak immune system. Just like dengue, viral fever is usually accompanied by fever, general weakness and more often than not, a relatively low level of platelets in the body.

What platelets really are?

Also known as thrombocytes, platelets are basically the tiniest of components found in our bloodstream. Their primary role is to form blood clots by clumping together and clogging the affected site during injuries, thereby curbing excessive bleeding and preventing blood loss. In the process, they also end up repairing any tissue damage or blood vessel injuries. A healthy platelet count lies somewhere between 1,50,000 to 4,50,000 platelets per every micro litre of blood. They tend to live only for about 5-7 days and continue to be quickly replenished with new ones. If someone is diagnosed with a platelet count that’s less than 1,50,000 platelets, this condition is known as thrombocytopenia. Depending on the extent of platelet deficiency, the condition might be mild or severe. Either way, it remains a matter of concern and needs to be immediately normalized, since a reduced platelet count may result in some serious problems, including spontaneous and /or prolonged bleeding, skin rashes, and sometimes, even a haemorrhage.

Children are especially and acutely prone to this problem if they happen to be suffering from viral fever, and therefore, special precautions and care need to be taken. Hence the use of papaya, an all-natural remedy.

How does Carica Papaya Contribute?

Although the fruit itself is a rich source of nutrients, it is especially the extract obtained from its leaves, fresh or dried, that manages to steal the show. This extract increases the presence of an enzyme called ALOX12, thus leading to a much increased production of platelets in our body. Besides, the extract is believed to be loaded with various medicinal properties in the form of various phytonutrients, especially papain and chymopapain. Other effective compounds found in this plant include flavonoids, alkaloids, phenols and essential antioxidants. The juice thus obtained is also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Besides, it also contains generous amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, etc.

Offers great support

The use of carica papaya, therefore, not only increases the platelet count in our body rather significantly, but also displays some incredibly amazing health enhancing properties. It helps boost our natural immunity against various diseases. Since a dipping platelet count is often accompanied by fatigue and general weakness, the juice obtained from the papaya plant leaves significantly enhances the energy level and makes the individual more active. At the same time, it also minimizes inflammation, helps with digestion, regulates blood sugar levels and promotes cardiovascular health. This extract is, therefore, an inexpensive and rather effective approach to curing the problem of concerning platelet levels.

Help for kids

Kids suffering from the condition of thrombocytopenia or low platelet count may be given about two spoons of juice of Papaya leaf extract for about 2-3 days or till the count comes to normal. The juice can be obtained by pounding the leaves and mixing them in some water. Alternatively, you could also make a fine concoction by boiling it, allowing it to cool and then consuming it. It might taste bitter but is absolutely worth it, since it reverses the side effects of a low platelet count and the results are rather quick to be seen. Also, you can eat ripe papaya fruit or have a glass of papaya juice some 2-3 times a day in order for the benefits to surface.

The use of Carica papaya leaf extract works as a great complementary as well as alternative source of medication. It not only prevents the unnecessary usage of strong, expensive medication, but also allows us to adopt a rather natural approach to wellbeing. Therefore, in order to quickly restore the platelet count in the body and reverse the side effects the problem of thrombocytopenia may result in, invest in the goodness of the all-natural papaya leaf extract.

Sanat Uplat Syrup

Uplat syrup from the house of Sanat is a powerful platelet booster for delicate ones indicated mainly for management of low platelet count or thrombocytopenia. Composed of Carica papaya extract along with Tinospora cordifolia extract, this particular syrup portrays specific pharmacological action of being an effective platelet booster as well as immunomodulatory.

Dr. Sonica Krishan

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