Bromelain (derived from pineapple) is a proteolytic enzyme, and can fight off inflammation in the tissues and organs of the body. It helps the body eliminate toxins, prevents blood clotting and improves food and nutrient digestion. Bromelain is also effective in fighting viruses and bacteria.
Bromelain can help reduce pain and swelling in the body, especially post-surgery.
In 2006, the Rehabilitation Centre for Cardiovascular and Rheumatic Diseases in Saalfelden, Germany found that patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain found marked relief from taking Bromelain.
Hippocrates Food Enzymes (bromelain, papain, cellulase, lipase, protease, amylase) are available.