Pineapple is flat in nature, sweet in taste, slightly sour in taste, slightly astringent in nature and slightly cold in nature. It has the effects of clearing heat and thirst, eliminating food and diarrhea, tonifying spleen and stomach, strengthening yuan Qi, supplementing qi and blood, eliminating food, eliminating dampness, nourishing skin and slimming body. It is a good fruit for both medicine and food in summer, but it is not suitable to eat too much at one time.
Usually when we eat pineapple, if it is not fully ripe, the taste will be very sour. This is mainly due to bromelain.
When bromelain comes into contact with delicate parts of the body's skin, such as oral mucosa and gums, it will decompose part of the protein on the skin, resulting in a burning, hot, sore and swelling feeling on the skin surface.
So, is this protease good or bad?
Pineapple has been used to treat indigestion and reduce inflammation for hundreds of years.
In Europe, bromelain is also used for swelling and inflammation of wounds after surgery, especially after sinusitis surgery.
So, in fact, bromelain is a very healthy plant chemical, it is very helpful to the body.
Now let's talk about why there is a reason to love it?
It can relieve the pain of arthritis
Studies have found that bromelain, rutin and trypsin can play the role of NSAIDs drugs (such as ibuprofen). One of the important functions is analgesia, which can reduce joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Can alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis
It can relieve cough, runny nose, sneezing and other symptoms caused by sinusitis. It can also reduce edema and inflammation caused by pollinosis.
It can repair sports injury and postoperative injury
It can promote the repair of postoperative or sports injuries, including tendinitis, sprains, strains, etc. In Europe, bromelain is used to treat sinus or nasal swelling after otolaryngology surgery.
It can repair skin tissue burn
Bromelain can help remove necrotic tissue from third degree burns, but this has only been done in animals.
In addition, a debridement material extracted from bromelain has a positive effect on the treatment of second to third degree burns, but there is no human experiment.
If you burn, you still need to go to the hospital immediately for treatment.