Bromelain is a proteolytic (protein digesting) enzyme most concentrated within the core and stem of the pineapple. For centuries, people of South and Central America, where pineapples are native, have used the fruit to treat indigestion and inflammation.
Bromelain works on a variety of fronts to encourage healing and discourage illness. It has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. It prevents unhealthy blood clots and improves digestion.
Additional benefits of bromelain include:
- Reduced swelling in soft-tissue injuries and improved post-surgical recovery
- Healing of tissues affected by burns and wounds
- Reduced sinus irritation and inflammation
- Pain relief in arthritis patients
- Reduced infection rates
Get your bromelain in Hippocrates Food Enzymes.