Monograph:Bromelain.

Author

Date

8/1998

Journal

Altern Med Rev

Abstract

Bromelain's actions include inhibition of platelet aggregation, and the modulation of cytokines, the clotting cascade, and prostaglandins. Clinically, bromelain is primarily utilized to reduce inflammation and enhance the healing time in instances of musculoskeletal injuries, including surgical wounds. Other therapeutic applications of bromelain have included administration as a synergistic drug to potentiate the action of antibiotics, as a mucolytic to assist with the clearing of sputum from the respiratory tract, as a proteolytic digestive enzyme, and as a nutraceutical to prevent the symptoms of angina.