“Dengue symptom solvers”
Sun.Star Davao, July 31, 2010
Coupled with proper medical care, many have attested to the healing benefits of these dengue symptom solvers:
DR. GERRY’S COCO NECTAR
(300 grams-P280. Available at NCCC)
“Being struck with dengue, there isn’t really much of a cure except supportive cure which is basically just curing the symptoms such as fever, bleeding, abdominal pain and hydrating one’s self through I.V. fluids and oral fluids. Blood donors were showing up for the transfusion...after consuming a jar of coco nectar per day for 3 days, my platelet count went from 20,000 to 24,000 the next morning then 52,000 that night and eventually 120,000 the next day. I was discharged when I reached 120,000.”
“TAWA-TAWA” (SNAKE WEED) PLANT
“The Department of Health is still studying the effectiveness of the tawa-tawa plant, and has raised concern over the possibility of toxicity with over dosage. However, doctors would usually allow patients to drink it if you ask their permission first.
Here’s how to prepare tawa-tawa:
1. Take 5 whole tawa-tawa plant
2. Cut off the roots, then wash and clean
3. Boil tawa tawa in a pot of clean water
4. Pour the liquid and then let cool
5. Sip 1 glass 3 to 4 times a day.
But remember, always consult your doctor first before undergoing any treatment. Our
infectious disease specialists are still your best bet to get cured from dengue”.
DR. WILLIE T. ONG
BIOS DYNAMIS’ “TAWA-TAWA” TEA GRANULES
(150 grams-P38. Available at Bios Dynamis, Door 1, ATP Bldg., Lanang, D.C./Tel. 2343908)
“Preparation: Put one tablespoon of tea granules to one glass of hot water (adjust dosage based on taste preference) and drink once or twice a day”.
PAPAYA LEAF JUICE
At the onset of dengue fever, patients are advised to take papaya leaf juice as “it helps increase white blood cells, platelets, normalizes clotting and repairs the liver”, says Dr. Sanath Hettige.
“Adults should consume 10 ml of fresh papaya leaf juice (without water, salt or sugar) twice a day, along with their prescribed medication, to get its full effect.
Kids aged between 5 and 12, meanwhile, were asked to take in 5 ml. 2 times a day.
Here's how to make papaya leaf juice, as told by Dr. Hettige to Sri Lankan news agency Lankapuvath:
1. Take fresh, mature leaves from a papaya tree. Leaves from the "Red Lady" papaya (papaw) variety are more effective.
2. Wash the leaves with clean water.
3. Crush the leaves in a pestle, without water or salt.
4. Squeeze the crushed leaves to extract the juice”.
(Source: “Can Fruits Really Cure Dengue?”, www.abs-cbnnews.com)
CAMOTE TOPS (SWEET POTATO GREENS) JUICE
“Research shows that the nutritional content of camote tops or sweet potato greens can counter attack the downfall of the platelet count of anyone hit by dengue fever.
Here is the procedure on how to prepare the camote tops juice:
A sheaf or a bundle has approximately 20 cuttings. Each cutting measures about 1 foot.
Wash the cuttings very well to take out the soil and other dirt particles. Boil the camote tops for at least 5 minutes. Add a little salt to give flavor or a little sugar to make it easier to drink. Let the patient drink slowly and gradually. The camote tops can be served as a salad or an appetizer.
The body's immunity system is thus revived, making dengue helpless against the body's natural defenses. Camote tops enable the body to heal itself”.
(Source: “Camote Tops Juice-A Cure for Dengue”, www.healthrecipes.com)