Pharmacological updates of Carica papaya L. in the management of dengue

Palbag, Satadru ; Ghosh, Debasish ; Mahapatra, Pradyot B K


Dengue is an acute febrile viral infection affecting several tropical inhabitants. Carica papaya L. is a plant of choice for symptomatic treatment of dengue in several countries. In India, the plant, particularly the leaf extract is very popular in the management of Post Graduate dengue. Presently, several studies have been carried out on this plant to investigate its role in the management of dengue. This pharmacological review discusses the diversified role of C. papaya, from the prevention to the management of dengue.


Carica papaya L., Dengue, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, DENV, Platelet count.

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