Pineapple, Ananas comosus
Where It Comes From:
Enzyme found in pineapple juice that breaks down protein.
Forms and Dosage:
Tablets; 80 mg to 320 mg, two or three times per day for eight to 10 days or as needed for more than 10 days.
What It's Supposed to Do:
Decrease pain and swelling of RA and OA, increase mobility.
What We Know:
Some evidence that enzymes like bromelain, which break down protein, have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects comparable to NSAIDs. Likely safe.
In one human study, a bromelain supplement containing enzymes rutin and trypsin relieved pain and improved function in 73 people with knee OA. The effect was similar to taking an NSAID. No research shows bromelain alone is effective for people with arthritis.
What to Watch For:
Bromelain can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Avoid if allergic to pineapples. Can increase the effect of blood-thinning medicine.
May help reduce swelling after surgery or injury. May have potential to help burn wounds and accelerate healing."
Isn't it wonderful that something you love so much is good for you as well?! You can find it year around, without effort. Enjoy it's taste and healing ingredients at the same time.
It's the same with Jesus. We can find Him without effort and enjoy His company, peace and healing year around! :-)
“ I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the LORD, “ And I will heal him.”