Dengue-Aid is a potent herbal supplement in capsules which is taken from pure extracts from the Euphorbia hirta Linn herbs which is commonly known as “Tawa-Tawa” by the local residents in the Philippines. It had been associated mainly in helping dengue fever victims recover quickly from the viral infection.

Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) or Asthma Weed is a bushy,slender-stemmed plant that grows up to a height of two inches and has several tiny flowers bunched together with opposite rhombus leaves, which have a toothed margin. This plant had been used in traditional medicine to treat respiratory tract problems, laryngeal spasm, ulcerated cornea and conjunctivitis. It is believed by many that it can augment blood platelet count in the body which is normally low among all dengue fever patients, hence, many native boil its leaves and drink it as a tea. Read more Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Herbal Plant

Tawa-Tawa had been widely known to be used as a decoction for dengue fever victims due to its profound properties on increasing the body’s blood platelet count which is normally low once an individual is under this serious viral infection.

A few research study shows that Tawa-Tawa shows that it is effective in increasing the body’s blood platelet count upon regular intake as post-test reveals significant increase in the platelet count compared to the pretest results conducted on the experimental group.

What Makes Dengue-Aid the Best?

  • Unlike other herbal capsules which solely utilize a single plant part of a herb, i.e. leaves, Dengue-Aid is using all the parts of the Euphorbia hirta Linn herbs which includes the roots , stems and leaves. Such process fortifies the efficacy of the plant since a large percentage of the nutrients are carried by the roots.
  • Dengue-Aid Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Capsule is thoroughly washed with a concentrated Citricidal® Grapefruit Seed extract which is a recognized safest way to inhibit viral and bacterial growth for the protection of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products. Citricidal® is synthesized from the polyphenolic compounds found in grapefruit seed and pulp.
  • Dengue-Aid Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Capsule also undergoes a chemical analysis that determines the quality of the capsules processed per lot and ensures the safety of the herbal capsules. This process involves a certificate of analysis issued to maintain quality control.
  • With acreage of land and commitment to produce the best high quality product, Dengue-Aid Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Capsule  are produced through an extensive uprooting of all the herbs to be wholly used in its conversion to capsules and replanting Tawa-Tawa/Astma Weed (Euphorbia hirta Linn) herbs starting from seeds which takes time before harvesting.

Tawa-Tawa or Asthma Weed (Euphorbia hirta Linn) is normally used as a decoction,nevertheless, the bitter taste of this herb is evident. Hence, now  it is made available in capsules both  in 250 milligrams for children ages 12 and below  and 500 milligrams for adults. Servings of 20 capsules and 40 capsules per container is also provided for more option.

Finally, you can take doses of the herb without the hassle of boiling the leaves and bear with the bitter taste. Drink plenty of water and a combination of vitamin C to boost immune system.  

Suggested Use:

Take 1 capsule of 500mg  thrice daily for adults.

For 250mg capsule recommended best for children,take 1 capsule three times a day. Children, who are not able to swallow a capsule, mix the capsule contents with any powdered milk or sugar and feed directly.


Each Capsule contains pure Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Herb* 500 mg (root, stem, leaf)

Also Ruby Gold offers a capsule containing pure Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia hirta Linn) Herb in 250 mg (root, stem,leaf)

Other Ingredients: Gelatin

Expiration date:  Approx. 2 years after the date of purchase.


Research on the properties of Euphorbia hirta Linn shows antibacterial , anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, antioxidant,antiamoebic and antimalarial activities in its constituents.

Medicinal Applications

It is used against asthma, bronchitis, worm infestation, conjunctivitis and dysentery.


An alcoholic extract of Euphorbia hirta leaves is effective against gram positive bacteria and moderately effective against gram negative bacteria.

The diuretic effects of leaf extracts were assessed using Acetazolamide (Diamox) and Furosemide (Lasix) as standard diuretic drugs. It produced time-dependent increase in urine output and electrolyte excretion was also significantly affected by the plant extracts. This study suggests that the active component(s) in the water extract of E. hirta leaf had similar diuretic spectrum to that of acetazolamide.These results validate the traditional use of E. hirta as a diuretic agent.

Researchers from the University of Santo Tomas conducted “A study on the Mechanism of Platelet Increasing Activity of the Decoction and Ethanolic Extraction of Euphorbia hirta L. (Euphorbiaceae) as treatment for dengue.” The researchers subjected tawa-tawa’s leaves to decoction, a method of extraction performed through boiling. Tawa-tawa’s platelet-increasing activity was tested on laboratory experimental rats, specifically Sprague-Dawley.

Results of the study showed that the tawa-tawa extract was effective in increasing the platelet count of rats without notable effects in red blood cell and white blood cell counts. Read more about the Study on the Platelet Increasing Activity of  Tawa-Tawa or Asthma weed (Euphorbia hirta) as Treatment for Dengue

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