Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 12

The Effect of C. Papaya Leaf Powder on Biochemical and Haematological Parameters in Normal Rats.

Murali Adiga*

Lecturer, Department of Physiology, KMC, MAHE, Manipal

*Corresponding Author: Murali Adiga, Lecturer, Department of Physiology, KMC, MAHE, Manipal.

Received: November 10, 2023; Published: November 27, 2023


Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness characterized by severe reduction in the platelet count. Since it is a viral disease, there is no single best treatment available currently. Some studies shown that Papaya extract may help Dengue patients by improving platelet counts. Recently, there is a increase in trend of consuming Papaya juice or tablets regularly.

Therefore, we would to like to see the long-term impact (beneficial or adverse) of Papaya powder diet on liver and kidney parameters in normal rats. Normal male wistar rats will be regularly fed with 0%, 10% and 20% Papaya diet for 90 days. After 90 days, blood was collected by retro-orbital puncture and analysed for haemoglobin, PCV, RBC count, WBC count, platelet count, Fasting glucose, AST, ALT, Urea, Creatinine, total cholesterol triglycerides. Our results shown significant increase in haemoglobin, PCV and platelet counts in Papaya diet groups compared to control group. But, there is no significant changes in any of the biochemical parameters. This proves the erythropoietic and thrombopoietic properties of the Papaya powder in normal rats. Also proves that Papaya powder has no adverse effect on liver and kidney in normal healthy rats when consumed for longer period.

Keywords: Carica Papaya; Dengue Fever; Platelets


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Citation: Murali Adiga. “The Effect of C. Papaya Leaf Powder on Biochemical and Haematological Parameters in Normal Rats".Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.12 (2023): 66-69.


Copyright: © 2023 Murali Adiga. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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