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Pineapple Medicinal Properties: Bronchitis and Sore Throat Remedy

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For bronchitis the pineapple is sliced and covered with honey and then boiled to make a syrup. Two to three spoonfuls a day is a good expectorant. For sore throat, the natural ripe fruit is eaten, or the juice is drunk.
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(Ananas comusus) The much-loved Pineapple is a tropical, spiny-leaved shrub that belongs to the plant family Bromeliaceae. The numerous leaves are linear lanceolate or sword shaped and are 1 to 1.5 m. long and 5 to 7 cm. wide. The leaf margins are spiny toothed, rigid and concave on the upper side. The small stalked red flowers unite at the base and mature into the fleshy fruit, the pineapple, which is 20 cm. or more in length. Field ripe fruits are best for eating fresh, and it is only necessary to remove the crown, rind, eyes and core. The plant is commonly cultivated in tropical countries.

Parts Used: The leaves, and ripe and unripe fruit

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Dose: For leaves and unripe fruit, use 20 to 30 grams for 1 liter of water. Use 4 to 5 cups a day. The ripe fruit may be used abundantly.

Medicinal Use

  • Bronchitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Constipation, reduction of fever, for digestion, treatment of the bladder, prostate, urethra, amenorrhea or absence of menstruation, rheumatism, arthritis, edema, jaundice, neurasthenia or weakness of the nervous system, melancholia or extreme depression, nephritis or inflammation of the kidney, and loss of memory
  • Expels worms, and kills intestinal parasites
  • Gonorrhea, which is a sexually transmitted disease and anuria or the inability to urinate.

How to Use

  • For bronchitis the pineapple is sliced and covered with honey and then boiled to make a syrup. Two to three spoonfuls a day is a good expectorant.
  • For sore throat, the natural ripe fruit is eaten, or the juice is drunk.
  • The pulp or the juice is recommended for constipation, reduction of fever, for digestion, treatment of the bladder, prostate, urethra, amenorrhea or absence of menstruation, rheumatism, arthritis, edema, jaundice, neurasthenia or weakness of the nervous system, melancholia or extreme depression, nephritis or inflammation of the kidney and loss of memory.
  • The decoction of the leaves of the plant is used for expelling worms, and to kill intestinal parasites.
  • The leaves mixed with the unripe fruit, is indicated for gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease and anuria or the inability to urinate.

Note: Bromelain which is found in pineapple is employed as a digestive and for its anti-inflammatory action after surgery, and to reduce swellings in cases of physical injuries; also in the treatment of various other complaints.

Active Principles: Bromelain, ergosterol peroxide, beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and campestanol

Caution: Pregnant women should not use the tea of the leaves or the unripe fruit.

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