Bromelainin is a standardized enzyme extract from pineapple.
It may help as a digestive and protein-digesting (proteolytic) enzyme.
It is known as a better enzyme for digestion.
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Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme derived from the stems of pineapples. Bromelain is present in all parts of the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus), but the stem is the most common commercial source.
The term "bromelain" may refer to either of two protease enzymes extracted from the plants of the family Bromeliaceae, or it may refer to a combination of those enzymes along with other compounds produced in an extract.
The enzyme bromelain from the natural food source has got tremendous use as a therapeutic agent . Although preliminary research studies yet many of its therapeutic benefits are convincing .
Bromelain has significant applications in:
Wound and burns :
Some studies of animals suggest that bromelain, when applied to the skin, may be useful in removing dead tissue, a process called debridement, from third-degree burns. One preliminary study using a debridement agent that is derived from bromelain to treat people with second- and third-degree burns showed a benefit. A concentrate of proteolytic enzymes enriched in bromelain is used in European countries for the debridement (removal of dead tissue) of severe burn wounds.
For digestion and tenderizing of meat :
Along with papain, bromelain is one of the most popular proteases to use for meat tenderizing but cooked or canned pineapple does not have a tenderizing effect, as the enzymes are heat-labile and destroyed in the cooking process.
In Cancer treatment :
Bromelain has been evaluated for the efficacy as a proteolytic enzyme in the treatment of breast, colorectal, and plasmacytoma cancer patients. There are studies suggesting that bromelain and other such enzymes may be used with standard cancer treatment to help reduce some side effects (such as mouth and throat inflammation due to radiation treatments).
For healthy digestive system :
Helpful and effective in treating a bowel condition that includes swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis).
Because bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down proteins, it may be an alternative to help digestion in people who don't make enough digestive enzymes on their own. Bromelain aids digestion by enhancing the effects of the digestive enzymes trypsin and pepsin. Bromelain along with papain is use in combination for easy digestion of high protein containing foods such as meat ,fish etc. Animal studies suggest that bromelain may help treat diarrhea related to E. coli infections., Lab studies showed bromelain reduced inflammation in cells taken from the intestines of people with inflammatory bowel disease.
Synergistic action on antibiotics : Bromelain may increase the absorption and bioavailability of antibiotics in the body hence it may increasing the potency of antibiotics taken .
As a potential anti-inflammatory agent, it may be useful for treating arthritis .Some physicians use bromelain for arthritis (osteoarthritis) that combines bromelain with trypsin (a protein) and rutin (a substance found in buckwheat and Ruta graveolens). Bromelain used in this way seems to reduce pain and improve knee function in people with arthritis. As per University of Maryland Medical Center ,some early studies suggest that bromelain may also help reduce pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but the results are not certain.
Sinusitis and pulmonary edema : Bromelain may help reduce cough and nasal mucus secretion associated with sinusitis . It is effective to relieve the swelling and inflammation caused by hay fever. Prevents the collection of water and reduces the swelling in the lung in pulmonary edema. Preliminary studies suggest that it may help reduce congestion, improve breathing.
The German Commission E has already approved bromelain to be used with other treatments for swelling or inflammation of the nose and sinuses caused by surgery.
How does it work?
Bromelain seems to cause the body to produce substances that fight pain and swelling (inflammation).
Bromelain also contains chemicals that interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting.
Bromelain also appears to help keep platelets in the blood from sticking together, which in turn may help prevent blood clots.
Bromelain potentiate the affects of antibiotics .