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    Carolyn Allen
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    I understand that pawpaw leaves help raise platelet levels. Has anyone tried this – and with what results?

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    tam
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    Carolyn:
    Below is an earlier post of mine about platelet counts.

    For low platelets you might want to try organic dry papaya leaf. I buy 1 pound bags of organic leaves online from Starwest Botanicals, but there are other retailers. I buy paper tea bags and scoop a tablespoon of dry leaves in each bag and staple shut. Steep the papaya tea bag in hot water for 5-6 minutes. It may help. There is research showing that papaya can increase platelets. I have been drinking one cup per day for six years and my platelets have increased from where they were when I started. Give it a try — it certainly won’t hurt. I have read that two cups per day is completely safe. Good luck.
    TAM

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