As is evident from its name, papaya leaf juice is a juice extracted from the leaves of papaya plant. We all are aware of the health benefits of eating papaya fruit. But recently papaya leaf extract has gained popularity due to its medicinal properties and it can provide relief against some deadly diseases like dengue and cancer.

With the rise in the incidence of dengue fever, there has been an increasing need for a simple and inexpensive treatment and papaya leaf juice is the ultimate answer. Not only has it proven to be effective in fighting the symptoms of dengue fever but also in curing it. Apart from this, it also has anti-cancer properties as well as other health benefits.

How to Make Papaya Leaf Juice?

Since the papaya leaf juice is quite bitter in taste, it can be combined with other fruit juices. You can prepare papaya leaf juice at home by following the given steps.

  • Take several medium sized papaya leaves which are washed and partly dried. Cut them and place them in a sauce pan with around 2 liters of water.
  • Boil the water and leaves, and simmer without a lid until the water is reduced to half.
  • Now strain the liquid and store it in glass containers. It can be refrigerated and stored for 3 to 4 days. But fresh juice is always preferable.
  • The juice should be discarded if it becomes cloudy.
  • Alternatively, the juice can be squeezed by crushing the papaya leaves after removing the stems and other fibrous parts.

Although this juice is extremely beneficial, it should particularly be avoided by pregnant women as it may induce abortion. Moreover, it should not be consumed with any thyroid stimulators or Co-enzyme Q10.

Health Benefits of Papaya Leaf Juice:

As stated earlier, papaya leaf juice has proven to be effective in curing dengue fever. It offers a host of other health benefits. Some of the health benefits of papaya leaf juice are as follows.

1. Dengue is a deadly disease caused by dengue virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. This disease can be fatal at times and is characterized by symptoms such as high fever with headache, severe muscle pain, joint pain, red rashes on the body that can cause itching and a drastic drop in platelets count. So far no specific medicine has been formulated for this disease. Painkillers like Aspirin and Ibuprofen have their own side effects. Papaya leaf juice is a traditional method of curing dengue fever without posing any side effects. Scientific research and several case studies have indicated that papaya leaf juice contains the enzymes chymopapin and papain that boost platelets, also known as thrombocytes and also relieve symptoms. Pharmaceutical companies are already using papaya leaf extract preparations in the form of capsules and liquid formulas. The doctors recommend taking 20 to 25 ml of this juice twice a day for a week for quick results.

2. Papaya leaf has been found to possess anti- malarial properties as well. Thus, papaya leaf juice is often used in some parts of the world as a prophylactic for preventing malaria in certain endemic regions.

3. The greatest anti-cancer properties of papaya are concentrated in its leaf extract. According to a research conducted by the journal of Ethnopharmacology, papaya leaf juice contains certain enzymes that have dramatic cancer fighting properties against a wide range of tumors such as cervix cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer without any toxic effects on the body.  As a result, papaya leaf extract is often recommended as part of chemotherapy in some parts of the world. By regulating the T-cells, papaya leaf extract increases the immune system’s response to cancer.

  • Kanika arora

    Thank you soo very much.. This article has indeed helped me very much.. I am very thankful..!! Great article.. Hats off..!!

    • pawan ranga

      Good article

      • sayan

        i am now suffering from dengue. i found this article very useful for my life and for other family members.thank u verymuch

  • Agbessi Elikey

    Gr8t article. keep it up

  • Sam Tr.

    I have used this Papaya Leaf Extract for over 2 years, I noticed I did not have gout problem since then, also at the yearly physical check up, my doctor said my cholesterol drops significantly, sugar level is also OK, no high blood pressure. I also noticed papaya leaf extracted let me have good bowel moments every day.

    Every day I put 1 tea spoon of the juice into my morning coffee on my way to work..
    I am recently trying the juice as an dandruff control agent and it seems work very well, my wife also joint me on the juice so I am going to order the fifth bottle soon .
    This article indeed very useful and honest it make me registered my name in order to share my thoughts.
    Thank you .

    • shruti

      can you please help me with the website form where you ordered the juice. you can revert me to my email if

  • saba naaz

    Thanks a lot guys. And thanks Sam for sharing your experience. I’m sure this will help others.

  • Ariya

    Never knew that even papaya leaf juice has so many benefits to offer! Was always under the impression that only the fruit offers multiple health benefits. Very interesting and informative article. Do share more such well-researched and unique articles. Will keep coming back for more :)

  • Eleni Stylianou-Rogers

    I’m on D3 pills for hypothyroidism. Can I still take the juice of the leaves? Very good article. Thank you.

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Eleni, papaya leaf juice should not be consumed by a person having thyroid conditions like hyperthyroidism / hypothyroidism. It is best to be avoided. This combination may also expose an undiagnosed thyroid condition.

  • Gladys Amele De-tada

    Your article has been a extremely useful. I have fibroid and a friend told me to boil dry pawpaw leaves and drink.

  • Mel Joseph

    They use paw paw leaves tea to treat Chickungunya

    • Richa

      The usage of papaya leaves has increased much with the time. Its leaves are said to be packed with enzymes like chymopapin and papain that helps in preventing and curing various diseases like chikungunya and Dengue as well.

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Arkopal, sorry to hear about the condition of your father in law. It is true that papaya leaf extracts contain cancer fighting properties. It has properties against a wide range of tumors such as cervix cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer without any toxic effects on the body. Also a point to be kept in consideration is the age and stage of the cancer. Kindly talk to your doctor regarding the consumption of papaya leaf extracts. Your doctor, who knows the medical history of your father in law will be in a better position to guide you with this.

  • StyleCraze

    Yes Sriya, papaya leaf extracts promote hair growth, strengthen the hair shaft and ward off problems like balding, thinning, dandruff etc.