Tawa tawa and Dengue Fever

It’s dengue season. It would be good to know some interesting cure that are just in our lawns. I really didn’t have the slightest interest to post this. However, a co-faculty brought in a weed which he said can cure dengue fever by increasing the number of platelets. It’s called tawa tawa, Euphorbia hirta L.

It’s interesting to note that this weed grows just about anywhere. So it’s not really hard finding one when the need arises. A study from the Xavier University College of Agriculture entitled “The Effectivity of Euphorbia hirta L. (Tawa-tawa), Prepared in Teabag Form, on Increasing Platelet Levels in Mus musculus (White Mice)” confirmed that platelets do proliferate once given the decoction of tawa tawa.

In doing the decoction, I found this excerpt from http://www.curelibrary.com/blog/health-notes/dengue-cure-using-tawa-tawa-aka-gatas-gatas/. This might be of help=)


Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a much feared disease caused by a virus carried via mosquito bites. Dengue causes hemorrhaging of the internal organs to a point that it causes death. Western medicine, the common hospital does not have a cure for Dengue. They merely say that their treatment is supportive and all you need to do is pray that the dengue victim is strong enough.

But here in the Philippines, many people know and have attested to the fact that they and many others have been cured of dengue via a simple weed. This weed is called Gatas Gatas in the province of Leyte. But in Butuan City they call the same weed Tawa Tawa.

A case of a nephew Jeremy at 7 years old came down with dengue fever. Immediately, relatives in Cagayan de Oro City who knew about the dengue cure Tawa Tawa sent via airplane a few handfuls of the weed. In 24 hours, my nephew was cured.

My aunt Portia is the known herbalist in the government office NHA in Quezon City. There are lots of Tawa Tawa weeds growing around the NHA compound. Many NHA employees who have had trouble with dengue fever in their family have gone to Auntie Portia for help with the dengue cure. She picks a bunch of the Tawa Tawa weeds and gives it to the grateful employee that promptly cures every dengue case.

We planted a couple of Tawa Tawa weeds in our own garden. Just in case.

My auntie Portia’s recipe for curing Dengue Fever using Tawa Tawa weeds is as follows:

  • Take 5 to 6 full whole Tawa Tawa plants.
  • Cut off the roots
  • Wash and clean
  • Fill your boiling pot with clean water.
  • Boil the Tawa Tawa for 1 (one) minute in a slow rolling boil.
  • Pour the tawa tawa water and let cool.
  • Let the dengue fever victim drink only the tawa tawa water for 24 hours.
  • Sip 1 to 1.5 glasses of tawa tawa water every 1 hour

The internal hemorrhaging will stop and the dengue fever will be cured after 24 hours.

That’s it. Simple cure. Give it early enough. Tawa Tawa does not interfere with your western medical treatments. You can slip it in through to the patient in a water bottle. You do not need to ask permission from your doctor.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. denise says:

    btw…one of our classmate was diagnosed to have dengue…

  2. denise says:

    c mary ann..naconfine nga xa eh..

    1. tell her get well soon =)

  3. rax says:

    This site is so helpful…

  4. Can I ask if I can buy tawa tawa from your Tita? I really need it so bad and I cant find where can I find one. Thank you

    1. tawa tawa grows just about anywhere.. we don’t sell it because we grow it here.. =)

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