I discovered something interesting recently when I visited a friend who was hospitalised for dengue fever. It's a fact that, to date, there's no known medical cure for dengue fever since it's caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of the Aedes mosquito. However, it seems drinking papaya leaf extract helps to bring up the platelet count. One friend recounted that some months back, she too was hospitalised for dengue fever and one of her church members fed her the juice from raw papaya leaves and her platelet count went up from 8 to 120 (the normal platelet count is 150) after taking the juice for 2 days.
The recipe is quite simple really. Two pieces fresh papaya leaves (use only the leafy part, remove the stalks), wash clean, pound and squeeze out the juice. That should yield approximately 2 tablespoons of bitter juice to be taken as it is. Do not boil or dilute with water. One serving per day is recommended.
Also recommended that you grow your own papaya tree, just in case. Just kidding! But not a bad idea, don't you think?