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Papaya Seeds and Leaves, Natural Remedy for Dengue Fever

By news.co.cr
04/30/13


We found an easy way to make a homemade Mosquito repellent becoming an amazing remedy widely available in Costa Rica. This one comes in the form of something you ingest and happens to be one of the most popular fruits in Latin America: Papaya seeds and leaves.

After doing some light research online, we found that taking Papaya seeds a few times per week in your breakfast smoothie can eliminate the possibility of contracting Dengue fever.  The seeds also have antibacterial properties and are effective against E.coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus infections, may protect the kidneys from toxin-induced kidney failure, can eliminate intestinal parasites and help detoxify the liver.

Papaya leaves can also help cure dengue fever. Use two papaya leaves, wash and cut them into smaller pieces, pound and squeeze the pulp with a filter cloth. Only two tablespoons of juice can be squeezed out. Take two tablespoons per serving a day.

With the meteoric rise of Dengue fever in Costa Rica over the past few months, it is important to take these natural remedies into consideration, especially if you have small children around your home. This is not a hard thing to do.

 


 

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