Pineapples - excellent fruit
Ananas, the original name of the pineapple, comes from the Tupi word nanas, meaning "excellent fruit". The pineapple represented prestige as well as hospitality. In the words of Anthony Gambrill, “Nothing humble about the pineapple”. The sweet crown and bright colors alone make this fruit a tastebuds favorite!
Most pineapples can be found in Latin America and West Africa. Bromelain is an extract obtained from the pineapple plant and is used as a traditional folk remedy for several ailments.
Pineapples are packed with nutritional value, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, beta-carotene, and minerals like potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, and manganese.
Pineapple has also been connected with the reduction of phlegm and respiratory illness. Therefore, it just might be the perfect snack or dessert to hold off a cold or flu.
Also, studies have shown that bromelain can be used to treat patients with pain and inflammation, is well absorbed, and remains biologically active.
Therefore, either bromelain or bromelain-rich pineapple stem could be used as an antiviral for treating COVID-19 and future outbreaks of other coronaviruses.
In 2010, a study published in Der Pharma Chemica compared the effects of over-the-counter syrups with a combination of pineapple juice, honey, salt, and pepper among tuberculosis patients. They found that this natural mixture was far more effective at soothing both throat irritation and coughing.
Pineapple Juice, pepper, and a dash of salt and honey can be administered to patients once every day. This is found to be extremely helpful in dissolving mucus of the lungs in tuberculosis.
Pineapple is one of my constants when feeling sick.
Bromelain is found in pineapple tissue and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities and its ability to induce apoptotic cell death; bromelain has proved helpful in several therapeutic areas.
- Pineapples for arthritis relief
- Boosting your Immune system
- Reducing inflammation
- Bone and eye
Bromelain is promoted as a dietary supplement for reducing pain and swelling, especially of the nose and sinuses, gums, and other body parts after surgery or injury.
Several studies have shown that bromelain may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising, and pain that often occurs after surgery. It also seems to reduce markers of inflammation. For example, one study showed that those who consumed bromelain before a dental surgery had significantly reduced pain and felt happier than people who did not. It appeared to provide a similar amount of relief as common anti-inflammatory medicines.
Benefits of Pineapples of Skin and Hair
Pineapple is great for nourishing your skin and improving it without any adverse side effects. It helps the body to produce collagen that promotes increased skin elasticity and firmness. Drinking pineapple juice means that you take Alpha-hydroxy acid, which is the primary substance that delays the death of cells, thus aiding in anti-aging capabilities.
They also contain plenty of anti-inflammatory compounds, which help to prevent new acne breakouts and reduce the severity of existing ones.
Pineapples make for the ideal exfoliator on account of their high bromelain content, which helps remove dead skin and expose your newer, fresh-looking skin underneath.
Rubbing the pineapple or applying pineapple juice directly on your face and other areas of your body. If you use this method, rinse it off after about 3-5 mintues
Enjoy these beneficial effects of pineapple by eating and drinking fresh, organic pineapples, or add it to your skincare routine.
Using a few simple ingredients, you will have an all-natural remedy syrup to help you and your loved ones beat the cough and congestion. It also helps by soothing your throat and boosting your immune system.
2 cups chopped pineapple (no need to remove the core, as it contains bromelain)
3 tsp raw honey (exclude for children under age 1, as in rare cases, infantile botulism may develop)
1-inch piece of ginger
1/2 lemon, juiced
- Dash of sea salt
Dash of cayenne pepper (exclude or reduce for children)
I personally add or replace cayenne pepper with cinnamon
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. You can most certainly consume as-is. Or, if you prefer a more liquid, “syrup” consistency, strain using a sieve.
3. Store in the fridge and use within a week or so.
Articles All About Pineapples
- Potential role of bromelain in clinical and therapeutic applications - National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Bromelain Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Infection in VeroE6 Cells - US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
5 Ways Pineapple Can Nourish Your Skin - The Alternative Daily
- Effects of Canned Pineapple Consumption - US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
- Perioperative bromelain reduces pain and swelling - National Library of Medicine
- Herbal Aids Helping in Treatment for Tuberculosis - Scholars Research Library Der Pharma Chemica, 2010
- 26 Benefits of Pineapple For Health, Skin, and Hair - PharmEasy
Keywords: anti-cancer; bromelain; inflammation; pineapple; therapeutics.