Overview on Dengue Fever Effects of Goat Milk (Rich Source of Selenium)


Dengue fever (called DENgee) is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any of the four closely related dengue parasites. Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito infected with the dengue virus. A mosquito can be infected by biting a person with a dengue virus. It cannot spread directly from person to person.

Goat's milk is naturally rich in essential nutrients, such as vitamins (A, D, B1, B2 and B12), minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, Selenium, zinc and iodine), protein and fatty acids.

Selenium deficiency and decreased platelet count are the main causes of dengue fever. Goat's milk and dairy products are a rich source of Selenium (Se) compared to cow's and sheep's milk. Goat's milk has also been found to aid digestion and metabolic utilization of various minerals.

Goat's milk is known to help recover from dengue fever, but there is no evidence to support its use in increasing platelet count. Goat's milk is rich in selenium (mineral) and is beneficial anyway. But its effectiveness in dengue patients is unknown. However, nothing is said about increasing the number of platelets.


Goat's milk and its products play a vital role in treating the disease. A few of the problems surrounding dengue fever are a decrease in platelet count and Selenium deficiency. In this regard, goat's milk contains 27% more Selenium than other types of milk available on the market. 

Selenium is an important component needed by the body to maintain the body's immune system, and it serves as a key ingredient in the fight against viruses. This helps in the speedy recovery of the dengue patient. Experts have suggested that goat's milk should be used in patients with low blood platelet counts, as many may not think about platelet transfusions. This is done to maintain body fluids.

Apart from this, goat's milk also plays an important role in various aspects, such as; helps to increase iron bioavailability. This also adds to the remedy for ferropenic nutritional anemia as it improves the amount of iron in the body. It also helps to improve the digestion and metabolic utilization of various minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

It is simple and can be easily digested. As it contains different fatty acids than cow's milk, goat's milk is suitable for use by people suffering from dengue. With a small amount of fat globules, it helps digest better food. In addition, goat's milk contains small amounts of casein micelles, which may be one of the reasons for its digestive properties. People with dengue have a low immune system, which can be improved by eating goat's milk, as it contains immunoglobulins. This may be due to the presence of peptides, etc. Goat's milk can trigger innate and adaptive immune responses in the human body, which helps fight inflammation. Contains lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, etc. giving this milk, its antimicrobial effect. This keeps the body away from all harmful substances that can adversely affect the body.

The most frightening of these diseases is dengue, which affects 50 to 100 million a year. What makes this disease so deadly is the lack of vaccination or prescribed treatment. In the last few years, a number of supportive, effective treatments for Dengue have been identified. The list includes goat’s milk as the main supportive treatment other than Papaya leaves and Giloy juice.

In addition to all the scientific facts even ancient Ayurveda clearly promotes the use of goat's milk in the treatment of Dengue.

So the next time you see someone fighting Dengue do not hesitate to pass on the benefits of goat's milk for a speedy recovery.

Composition Of Goat Milk

Mineral composition of goat milk (µM/100)

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Symptoms dengue fever

  • High fever

  • Headaches

  • Pain behind the eye

  • Vomiting

  • Skin rush and mild bleeding etc.

Farmer Taking out Goat Milk
Farmer Taking out Goat Milk

Common Remedies For Dengue Fever

  • Drink plenty of fluids. These include coconut water, fruit juices, pineapple juice, etc. Oral treatment is known to be one of the best ways to improve the immune system, and it helps to reduce fever.

  • In addition to eating goat's milk, the juice of the leaves of the Carica Papaya plant is also considered important in the treatment of the body.

  • Eat your raw vegetables properly. They can be in the form of soup or vegetables, or even boiled form.

  • Replace your cow's milk with goat's milk, as it can lead to certain allergies, and goat's milk can help to increase the amount of platelets in the body.

  • Avoid all types of fatty, spicy foods as much as possible.

  • Since the immune system of a person with dengue is low, it is important to include a nutritious diet full of nutrients and vitamins.

  • The most important factor is keeping all safety precautions, as it is important that the patient is in a clean place, away from all contamination. You should stay away from stagnant water and containers and keep them covered at all times. It will also be beneficial to use mosquito repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts and fully covered clothing.


The name Selenoprotein is one of the most important proteins in goat's milk. They act as enzymes that protect the body from cell damage caused by the formation of oxygen products, as it has antioxidant properties. The main causes of selenium deficiency in the body are oxidative stress and the body's immune response.

Using goat’s milk, they ensure the availability of Selenium, which improves the immune system and its antioxidant properties releasing oxidative stress, thus, helping a person with dengue.



Jhabar Mal Tetarwal: Sam Hingginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and SciencesPrayagraj-211007, Utter Pradesh, India.

Goatm Chopra: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and TechnologyUdaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Kanchan Baghla: Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior-474002,Madhya Pradesh, India.

Suman Chopra: Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University Jobner, Rajasthan 303329

*Corresponding author: j6350260110@gmail.com

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