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Can papaya leaves increase platelet count?

Mukta

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Dear Mukta,

We didn't find any scientific evidence that papaya leaves can increase platelet count.

Papaya Leaf contains a remarkable protein-dissolving enzyme called papain.

Papain is a cysteine protease.

The doctors KV Honn, P Cavanaugh, C Evens, JD Taylor, and BF Sloane made a research in which the use of inhibitors of cysteine proteinases resulted in parallel inhibition of B16 amelanotic melanoma-induced platelet aggregation and of a cathepsin B activity.

The antimetastatic agent prostacyclin inhibited platelet aggregation induced by the tumor cells and by papain, a cathepsin B-mimicking agent.

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