What other names is Bromelain known by?
Ananas, Ananus ananus, Ananas comosus, Ananus duckei, Ananas sativus, Bromelaine, Bromélaïne, Bromelains, Bromelainum, Bromelia ananus, Bromelia comosa, Bromelin, Bromelina, Broméline, Concentré de Protéase Végétale, Enzyme d'Ananas, Extrait d'Ananas, pHysioprotease, Pineapple, Pineapple Enzyme, Pineapple Extract, Plant Protease Concentrate.
What is Bromelain?
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. People use it for medicine.
Possibly Effective for...
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis) when used in combination with trypsin and rutin.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Preventing muscle soreness after exercise.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Knee pain, severe burns, inflammation, reducing swelling after surgery or injury, improving antibiotic absorption, hayfever, preventing cancer, shortening of labor, making it easier to get rid of fats, ulcerative colitis, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).