Remedies – The Pineapple
It may come as a surprise to you, but the common, succulent,
delicious fruit that we love to get our teeth into has special property that
sets it apart from the rest of the fruits. It contains an enzyme called bromelain,
which is capable of breaking down the proteins in our foods. This is a function
normally carried out by the gastric and digestive enzymes in our digestive
system. Pineapples are also rich in valuable vitamins and minerals. And as one
of nature’s remedies, in folk medicine, either the fruit or the juice of the
pineapple has been used and is used to induce perspiration and reduce fever. It
is its diuretic properties that causes the perspiration, flushing the toxins
from the body. As a consequence to the active assistance to the digestive
process, gastrointestinal upsets are relieved, which in turn improves
circulation, arresting cramps and inhibiting inflammation.
Pineapple contains a wholesome amount of Vitamin C, folic
acid, potassium and dietary fibre. It also contains citric acid, and additional
fruit acids in addition to the bromelain already mentioned. A good dosage of
pineapple, to take advantage of its myriad healing powers, would be to take 100
ml of its juice three times daily before meals or a slice with each meal. It
can also be taken between meals.
The medicinal benefits of eating pineapple or drinking its
Prevention and treatment of sports injuries due
to its power anti-inflammatory properties,
Easing of the pain of arthritis,
Treatment of peptic ulcers because of its
Treatment of corns and calluses on the feet.
Removal of rough skin on the elbows and the
Increasing of appetite,
General strengthener and tonic.
While buying pineapple, buy ripe ones as it does not ripen
after it has been harvested. Only the ripe fruit contains the beneficial
ingredients mentioned above. When choosing pine apple look for a golden reddish
color. It should be slightly amenable to squeezing but should not have any soft
spots. It should have a fragrant aroma and not a sour or fermented one and its
crown should be fresh and green. Canned pineapple, loses most of its healing
Fresh pineapple juice missed with herbal tea, such as
chamomile, can calm the digestive tract in children. The mixture, in small
quantities is good for toddlers and small children.
As a precaution, like all acids, fruit acids in pineapple
can also have an aggressive effect on certain parts of the body, particularly
the tooth enamel and the gums. Too much of a good thing usually turns out to be
bad and too much of pineapple tends to gingivitis and cavities. The best thing
to do after eating pineapple or pineapple products would be to rinse your mouth
and brush your teeth as soon as possible.
The pineapple in one of nature’s remedies and the fruit and
its juice are good for health and may be eaten regularly.