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Other Names: Bromelain,  Ananas Sativus
Traditional Usages: Weight Loss, Sinusitis, Coughs, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Throat Infections, Burns ,Wounds, Bruises, Upset Stomach, Arthritis, Joint Stiffness, Muscular Pain, Skin Problems, Postoperative swelling
Resources: Central and South America, Caribbean,
Parts Used: Leaves, Fruit (Pineapple)
Administration Method: Solid preparations for oral use 8 - 10 days.
Possible Side Effects: Occasionally gastric disturbances or diarrhea.  Sometimes allergic reactions.  
Health Warning:  If taking other medication, seek medical advice before using Bromelain

Bromelain - Herbal remedy for Back Pain: Bromelain (pineapple extract). It is a powerful anti-inflammatory (take 2-3 grams daily at first, then 1-2 grams as the pain eases). Use fresh or dried herb in a herbal tea.

Bromelain - Herbal remedy for Stroke: Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that is not only good for your digestive system but for breaking up blood clots in your body. Take 1,500 milligrams of bromelain three times a day between meals. You should start taking this natural remedy no sooner than one day after you have had a stroke.
Health Warning: Make sure you consult with your medical doctor before taking Bromelain and do not take it sooner than one day after you have had a stroke. You can take this natural remedy long after you have recovered but consult with your medical doctor on the dosage immediately after you have recovered from the stroke.

Bromelain – Herbal remedy for Sinusitis: Bromelain is a group of protein-digesting enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. It is primarily produced in Japan, Hawaii, and Taiwan.  Bromelain has an anti-inflammatory effect and is a very effective treatment for sinusitis. Take  200-400 milligrams three times a day on an empty stomach at least 90 minutes before and three minutes after eating. 
Health Warning:  Discontinue to use Bromelain if you develop any itching or rash.

Bromelain - Herbal remedy for Urethritis: Take 40 milligrams standardized extract 3 times daily for pain and inflammation.
Health Warning: Bromelain can increase the blood thinning effect of certain medications, including aspirin and Coumadin. Consult with your doctor before taking Bromelain.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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