Health Ministry on tests as to papaw juice is suitable for dengue patients.

Friday, 28 June 2013 - 8:14


Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilleke says that his Ministry is taking action to find out whether papaya leaf juice was suitable for treating Dengue disease.

The Secretary said so while participating at a media briefing held at the Ministry yesterday.


Currently there are various opinions spreading in society saying that the Dengue disease can be cured by drinking the juice obtained by grinding tender papaya leaves.


However, the Health Ministry requests the public not to resort to the treatment of drinking papaya juice when the Dengue disease is severe.