Pineapple Ananas comosus

Ananas comosus
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Botanical Name
Ananas comosus

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Pineapple

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How to Use: Pineapple

Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. Only modest quantities of bromelain are in the edible parts of the fruit, all commercially all commercially available bromelain is derived from the stem. Bromelain supplements are particularly popular among athletes for treating all sorts of physical aches and injuries. There are questions about how well bromelain is absorbed, and to many herbal authorities the value may be overstated. Nature gave us many similar proteolytic enzymes, (like Ginger), that are more highly concentrated in the edible parts of the plants. Pineapple is healthy fruit, a good source of manganese, as well as containing significant amounts of Vitamin C.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :

Pineapple Remedies

  • Bromelain Capsules
    Bromelain is available in extract form. When it is used by itself, as much as 50 percent of the medication is passed out of the digestive tract unabsorbed. Many manufacturers combine bromelain with the digestive enzyme papain so that more bromelain actually enters the bloodstream. These formulas are preferable to pure bromelain. Bromelain extracts are used to enhance digestion, fight diabetes, ease congestion in sinusitis, and reduce swelling after an injury. Bromelain can also help prevent infection from food borne parasites. For use in type 2 diabetes take 250-500 mg 3 times daily, before meals. For use as a digestive aid, 500 milligrams with each meal is recommended.
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Pineapple Side Effects: If you are taking a prescription blood thinner, be careful with bromelain, which works similarly. Generally, you should take bromelain for only eight to ten days, but it may be tolerated for longer periods. Avoid overdosing and possible stomach upset by noting the product strength.

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