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Background and Date of Approval

Carica papaya leaf extract belongs to the therapeutic class of herbal Supplements.

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Carica papaya leaf extract may stimulate platelet production and reduce inflammation, act as an antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals, aid digestion through enzyme activity, and exert anti-inflammatory effects. 

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Carica papaya leaf extract is utilized for various potential purposes, including supporting individuals with dengue fever by increasing platelet counts and alleviating symptoms. It's recognized for its antioxidant properties, with vitamins A and C that may protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. The extract's enzymes, like papain, serve as digestive aids, improving digestion and relieving indigestion and constipation. Additionally, it's believed to bolster the immune system, potentially aiding in infection resistance. Its topical application can promote wound healing and soothe skin ailments due to its antimicrobial properties.

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Carica papaya leaf extract is primarily administered orally, usually in capsules, tablets, or liquid solutions. The choice of administration route depends on the specific health concern and the desired therapeutic effect.

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Severe allergic reactions may occur, especially in individuals with known allergies to papaya or latex. These reactions can include swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, and rash. Some individuals may experience mild gastrointestinal discomfort, stomach upset, or diarrhea when using Carica papaya leaf extract. Topical application of the extract can occasionally lead to mild skin irritation or localized allergic reactions, particularly in sensitive skin.


If you have known allergies to papaya or latex, avoid Carica papaya leaf extract entirely. Start with a lower dose, especially if you have a sensitive stomach, and gradually increase it if tolerated well. Conduct a patch test before applying it topically to ensure you do not experience skin irritation. Consult a healthcare provider before using it, especially if you have underlying health conditions.

Side Effects

Side effects associated with Carica papaya leaf extract can range from common and mild, including gastrointestinal discomfort, such as stomach upset or diarrhea, and mild skin irritation, to rare but serious reactions like severe allergies in individuals with known sensitivities to papaya or latex. 

Word Of Advice

Consult a healthcare provide before taking Carica papaya leaf extract if you have allergies to papaya or latex, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have blood disorders or take anticoagulant medications, use medications metabolized by the liver, or have concerns related to gastrointestinal, liver, or kidney conditions. Pediatrician consultation is advisable for children, and the extract should be discontinued before surgery. While moderate alcohol use is generally safe, be cautious if side effects affect driving. Diabetics should monitor blood sugar levels, purchase from reputable sources, follow recommended dosages and durations, watch for side effects, and consider potential interactions with other herbal supplements. Individual responses can vary, so be attentive to your body's reactions. Store the extract properly in a cool, dry place, and be aware of the potential for allergic reactions, interactions, and individual health factors when using this medication.

Frequently Asked Question


  1. Maywan Hariono,et al,The Future of Carica papaya Leaf Extract as an Herbal Medicine Product[Publised on 17 November 2021] [ Accessed on 11th  September 2023],
  2. Jaykaran Charan et al., Efficacy and safety of Carica papaya leaf extract in the dengue: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2016 [ Accessed on 11th September 2023]


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.