papaya fruit & leaf exctractPosted on 10/09/11, 08:23 pm
Reply #1 10/09/11 11:04pm
i don't have any idea, musicman. did you google it? maybe someone on here will know?
don't know if this pertains to you...when i was in treatment my platelets went really low so the doctor added procrit injections weekly. and he also told me that there was absolutely nothing i could do to make them increase. (other than the procrit)
Reply #2 10/09/11 11:07pm
looks like it might be worth a try !
Reply #3 10/10/11 6:44am
I thought Mak chimed in on this..but I read too that the leaf extract helps!
Reply #4 10/10/11 9:27am
I'm not sure of the relationship between platelets and white blood cells but I believe papaya leaf extract 'can' boost white blood cell production. I've taken the extract in liquid form and while I don't know exactly what effect it had my general impression was that I had more energy.
Hard to be sure, I do a lot to keep fit - running up and down mountains for example! - and take a variety of supplements, so working out the benefit one thing has is not always easy. However, as I said, my general impression is that the papaya extract did do something beneficial in terms of energy.
Reply #5 10/10/11 2:32pm
Things to raise platelets I found on the internet the other day.
Oregon Grape Root 1-2 tsp 3x daily for 7 days on, then 7 days off. Berberines are like antibiotics and you need to take a break to let your immune system kick back in. Golden Seal also has berberines.
Papaya Leaf extract, small doses, too much will cause diarrhea.
Alfalfa Leaf 1-2 tsp 3x daily, can be taken every day. It's considered the king of all vegetation by Allah's followers.
Astragulus 3-5 T daily can be taken as an enema
Schizandra didn't write down the doses
Eleuthro (Siberian Ginseng) small doses
I read up on many of these at http://mountainroseherbs.com
Reply #6 10/11/11 10:21am
Thanks everyone. Very helpful.
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