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A cure for 'Dengue and Chikungunya'?
I was intrigued to see an advert in my local paper here in Grenada that claimed to be able to cure 'many diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya' simply by drinking a mixture of ground up papaya leaf and water. The advert claims this leaf juice will boost your platelet count and that this 'medication' has been 'proven in several Pacific Countries and Africa'. Many millions of people worldwide might potentially benefit from such a cure yet I have been unable to find any relevant references to it as a "cure" in humans in the peer reviewed scientific literature. I decided to contact the editor of The Grenadian Voice to ask for the evidence behind the claims of this seemingly miracle cure. I have specifically asked for any scientific information supporting the cure, such as the types of clinical trials that were carried out and the proposed pharmacological mechanism by which the cure would work. I am eagerly awaiting their response.