Cure for dengue fever by apple and lemon? – true or fake ?

I received an sms today on my cell phone having some info about curing dengue fever through apple and lemon!

Upon checking on google, I wasn’t able to find any info about apple and lemon and if they help in any type of platelet activity or to cover up thrombocytopenia.

I could only find another person who was asking the same question that he got an sms saying this to him, and guess what, he was from my country Pakistan too!

Well maybe this is helpful cure or maybe just a myth! ?

Here is the text from the sms (it’s in urdu – translation after the original text)

Tabbeb M. Shafiq ne apni tehqeq se prove kiya hai k Apple juice mai Lemon k few drops mila kar Dingi Virus k paticent ko pilaya jaye tu us se Pletllates ki tadad mai bohat ziyada ezafa ho jata hai.

Ye Dingi Virus ka mouassar or azmuda elaj hai.

Plz jahan tak ho sake is msg ko sadqa-e-jariya krain

Translation:

Doctor M. Shafiq has proved through his research that Apple juice with few drops of lemon in it, if administered to Dengue fever patient, will improve his platelet count markedly.

This is an effective and tested treatment of Dengue virus fever.

Please spread this message as much as you can

I am not sure if this is really some researched stuff or just a random message circulating! anyone having info on it is requested to share please!

62 thoughts on “Cure for dengue fever by apple and lemon? – true or fake ?”

    1. Dr Khalid, I received another message stating name of “Dr Naeem Ali” microbiologist of Quaid e Azam university Islamabad

      I think he can be tracked atleast and confirmed if this is really so! I will try in coming week to contact him inshaAllah

  1. I havew send naeem a mail,he is an AP at QAU,his contacts can be had fron qau.edu.pk.tommorow i will call him too,and report,this is all hoax,distracting people,giaming benefits,you advise something as simple as apple juice with a few lemon drops,which have no relationships with thrombocyte formation,and stil many stupids will call you,and you will start rollin in money,this is our society,conservative,ridiculously so.

  2. These are stupid messages. I have contacted Dr. Naeem of QUA and he confirmed that there was no such research. Due to cheap SMS packages thes sms are cirulated on a larger scale and no one bothers to confirm before sending to others.

  3. Dr Nabeel please tell me that how the lemon and apple juice increase the platelet count in dengue fever. I m on research work on “Role of lemon and apple juice in chemotheraphy induced thrombocytopenia” and i want to know about this that can lemon juice increase the platelet count in chemotheraphy induce thrombocytopenia if so then How? please answer me as soon as possible till 09 feb 2015.thanks

  4. Dr Nabeel please tell me that how the lemon and apple juice increase the platelet count in dengue fever.If it can increase the platelet count in dengue so it can also increase its count in chemotheraphy induced thrombocytopenia.I m on research work on “Role of lemon and apple juice in chemotheraphy induced thrombocytopenia” and i want to know about this that can lemon juice increase the platelet count in chemotheraphy induce thrombocytopenia? If so then How? please answer me as soon as possible till 09 feb 2015.thanks

  5. I m confirm about that the lemon juice can increase the platelete count in dengue if any one want confirmation see the constituents of papaya juice which contain about 75 % of citric acid and papaya juice is useful in increasing platelet count so lemon juice also contain citric acid in large quantity.But i want to know the action of lemon juice in chemotheraphy induced thrombocytopenia.And at which stage of platelet formation the citric acid or lemon juice do it`s action.If any one know or searched please tell me about it.

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