Carica papaya: Natural Herbal Treatment for Thrombocytopenia

Disclaimer: Consult with a doctor before deciding on a treatment plan for any disease.

When something really serious happens to your body or the health of someone you love, you don’t usually have a lot of time to mess around trying to figure out the best course of action. Often, people don’t start searching for herbal treatments or natural cures until the doctors have completely botched the treatment and progress is stilted. Patients who have been diagnoses with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) often find themselves struggling to get their platelet counts up despite the use of pharmaceuticals. But thrombocytopenia due to other causes has become far more common with the advent of COVID-19. About 72.5% of patients who are admitted to hospitals due to a COVID infection have thrombocytopenia caused by cytokine storm.

What is thrombocytopenia and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)?

Basically, thrombocytopenia occurs when platelet counts are too low in the body. Blood is made up of basically four different constituents: plasma (the liquid part), red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The platelets are responsible for causing the blood to clot. This is an important function because if blood doesn’t clot, a person can bleed to death as a result of very minor wounds. People with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura will often first realize there is a problem when they experience profound bruising in response to minor injuries.

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If you have an infection like dengue fever (or any of the hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola or Yellow Fever) or COVID-19, you may develop thrombocytopenia as a symptom of the disease that may develop after the first stage of infection when cytokine storm becomes a problem. Thrombocytopenia is a manifestation of autoimmunity or rather, a rogue process wherein the body’s military force, the immune system, has turned into an angry mob of pitchfork-wielding crazies.

Thrombocytopenia Treatment: The Carica Papaya Leaf Extract Cytokine Storm Cure

Though there are pharmaceutical treatments on the market today for thrombocytopenia, this article is focusing on natural cures which have demonstrated better results than what doctors offer. Papaya leaf extract (specifically Carica papaya leaf extract) is known for its ability to help the body increase platelet counts as well as white blood cell counts. Patients suffering from dengue fever (a tropical disease that involves blood and platelet abnormalities) use Carica papaya leaf extract to overcome this deadly disease when hemorrhagic forms develop. As with COVID-19, dengue fever is not always deadly for every patient who develops it. Rather, deadly hemorrhagic forms of dengue fever sometimes develop in tropical countries. Though the reason behind why some people develop hemorrhagic dengue and why some people don’t has been a mystery, the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely led to more insights into dengue fever. If a patient is ill and they go to the hospital for dengue fever treatment, they will only receive “supportive care” (fluids, etc.). But Carica papaya leaf extract can be administered  at home and the results are astonishing (though not published because they threaten the pharmaceutical industry’s dibs on the disease).

Papaya leaf extract can be given to patients and few if any side effects even exist. Doctors in India who are skilled at using Carica papaya as part of a concoction known as TCYTE Syrup (which contains 9 other ingredients including Centella asiatica, otherwise known as gotu kola) recommend that patients take Tinospora cordifolia at first during the initial stages of COVID or other serious viral infections that involve cytokine storms. The Tinospora cordifolia will boost the immune system during the active stage of infection when the body needs to fight the virus. But when inflammation sets in, about 1 week after the infection begins, it is desirable to suppress and modulate the immune system. That’s why doctors have used steroids like dexamethasone to improve outcomes in complicated COVID cases. Dexamethasone suppresses the immunity and it can lead to bone tissue death. Carica papaya does not cause these same side effects when you use it to treat the second phase of COVID infection when some patients have an exaggerated immune response that leads to severe pneumonia or respiratory failure.

If you have low blood platelets levels due to infection or due to chronic health problems and you’re looking for affordable treatment options with few side effects, Carica papaya is a good choice. There are a number of patients with diseases such as dengue, COVID-19, or ITP who benefit from a couple of daily doses of Carica papaya at 5 ml every 8 hours.

Summary of How to Use Carica papaya leaf Extract to Treat Cytokine Storm at Home

Use Carica papaya during the SECOND PHASE of illness when inflammation and cytokine storm symptoms begin. For COVID-19, this second phase of illness begins about 1 week after the patient becomes ill with the infection.

Prior to the second phase of infection, you will want to use treatments that will boost the body’s ability to fight the virus. Consider the use of Tinospora cordifolia / Guduchi or any number of other natural COVID cures and antiviral herbs or reactive oxygen species medicines that we link to below. Note that many of the COVID cures will also work to cure other viral infections.

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Other Important Links:

Lugol’s Iodine vs. Povidone Iodine for COVID: Self-Treatment That’s Scientifically Validated

How to Prevent a COVID-19 Infection Naturally at Home

COVID-19: Chlorine Dioxide Cure as a Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine

COVID-19 and the Immune Response: What is a Cytokine Storm?

How to Calm a Cytokine Storm During a COVID-19 Infection

Red Light Therapy and at-Home Photodynamic Therapy for COVID, for Long COVID, and for Other Diseases and Infections


Norahmad, N. A. et al. (2019). Effect of freeze-dried Carica papaya leaf juice on inflammatory cytokines production during dengue virus infection in AG129 mice. Retrieved October 27, 2021 from