Widely known for its edible fruit, pineapple is a tropical plant with many therapeutic properties. Its stem contains a powerful enzyme (bromelin, from the protease family) that can be used as an anti-inflammatory, healing, platelet anti-aggregant, antiphlogistic and antioedemate. This medicinal plant also acts as a dewormer.
Scientific Names: Pineapple comosus , Pineapple sativus
Common name: pineapple
English name: pineapple
Botanical classification: family of bromeliads (Bromeliaceae)
Forms and preparations: extracts, powders, capsules, capsules, tablets, essential oil
Medicinal properties of pineapple
Anti-inflammatory action: Pineapple is recommended to reduce osteoarthritis-related pain and treat inflammatory joint conditions. This medicinal plant is also recommended as a dewormer due to its anthelminthic properties. In case of flatulence or dyspepsia, it can be consumed to soothe feelings of digestive discomfort.
Applied locally, pineapple acts as natural healing by promoting healing of wounds, burns and insect bites, while reducing edema. This antiphlogistic also has an antiseptic and decongestant role, hence its use in the case of dermatosis.
USUAL THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS
Dyspepsia, digestive disorders, arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, colds, wounds, sores, burns, dermatoses, intestinal parasites.
OTHER PROVEN THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS
Pineapple helps to combat the harmful effects of free radicals, to participate in the treatment of certain cancers and to limit cardiovascular risks thanks to its high antioxidant content.
For food or culinary uses, see our sheet dedicated to the nutritional benefits of pineapple.