Best Natural Platelet Boosters To Combat Dengue Scare


Dengue Scare
Dengue scare is prominent especially during the hot and humid season. This ailment generally occurs when a distinct type of mosquito – Aedes aegypti, bites and spreads furthermore in the blood stream via virus. An important point to be noted about dengue fever is that the disease occurs by a mosquito bite mainly during the day time. However, all cases of dengue fever are not fatal – as it is generally perceived to be.

Signs and Symptoms

Dengue fever is also known as ‘break-bone fever’ and it acts rather severely on people with compromised immunity. The initial symptoms are high fever, joint pains and some other signs and symptoms. Bleeding of the gums, nosebleeds, rash (red, pinprick-sized spots on the skin), and discoloration of the skin such as bruising, severe or uncontrollable bleeding (severe symptom) might show up. Other than this, symptoms like vomiting, nausea, severe body pain, retro-orbital pain, sore throat, lack of appetite etc. are some of the characteristic signs and symptoms of dengue. In case the patient fails to recover from these symptoms, it lowers the blood platelet levels to abnormal levels and this is an alarming sign.

Is Dengue Dangerous?

Dengue infection has become a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. It is believed that about one-third of the world’s population is at risk. It is caused by one of four related viruses which are eventually transmitted by mosquitoes. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines that can prevent infection with this deadly virus and the only way out seems to avoid mosquito bite. In case of infection, quick diagnosis and stable treatment can help. You must be aware that only when your platelet count drops down at a fast rate, then there is a reason to worry. When the platelet count is below 20,000, this would lead to dengue haemorrhagic fever and in this case, the patient might go into coma or prove fatal.

Natural Platelet Boosting Tips For Dengue

Here are a few natural herb remedies that help to boost platelet count.

Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

One important natural herb remedy is Amla (Indian Gooseberry), which would help you to fundamentally boost your platelets. Also, Giloy leaves, aloe vera, and papaya leaves prove to be useful.

Guduchi / Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) –

The herb of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) has miraculous assets when it comes to increasing the platelet count. It is believed to be having antibacterial, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties that strengthen the immune system.

Gehun ka Jwara (Wheatgrass juice) –

Wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll, minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium, chromium, and various antioxidants. It is a super herb with excellent nutritional and medicinal value.

Ghrit Kumari (Aloe vera)

The natural herb of Aloe Vera is another wonder of nature with over 200 active components comprising vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. It is an immunity booster and highly effective for increasing low platelet count.

Papaya leaf juice

Fresh juice extracted from the Papaya leaf is also highly effective and a natural way of treating thrombocytopenia that cause low platelet count in Dengue fever. This is because the papaya leaves juice aids in preventing dengue deaths by instantly increasing the blood platelets count.


Tamil Nadu govt. in India has officially instructed to administer papaya leaves juice to dengue patients in govt. hospitals. Since there is no specific treatment in Allopathy medical system Papaya juice herbal remedy is the only hope for dengue patients. There are 4 types of Dengue virus -DEN-1, DEN–2,DEN-3 and DEN-4. Recovery from infection by one provides lifelong immunity against that particular serotype. However, cross-immunity to the other serotype after recovery is only partial and temporary. Subsequent infections by other serotypes increase the risk of developing severe dengue with potentially deadly complication due to plasma leaking, fluid accumulation, respiratory distress, severe bleeding, or organ impairment. The symptoms include, decease in temperature-below 38″C/100″F, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gum, fatigue, restlessness and, blood in vomit. The next 24-48 hours of the critical stage can be lethal. If papaw leaf juice is given complications and death could be avoided.

• Pomegranate and black grape juice can be taken by a person suffering from dengue fever. It increases the blood count. Freshly squeezed juices are the best home remedy.

• White Pumpkin is another useful resource for increasing your platelets.

• Vitamin C is a rich source for keep your platelets in check. Make sure to include a Vitamin C diet in your daily supplement diet like citrus fruits-to even improve your platelet count.

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