Bromelain, the enzyme complex of pineapple (Ananas comosus) and its clinical application. An update.

@article{Taussig1988BromelainTE,
  title={Bromelain, the enzyme complex of pineapple (Ananas comosus) and its clinical application. An update.},
  author={S. J. Taussig and Stanley Batkin},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1988},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={191-203}
}
After a short description of the uses of pineapple as folk medicine by the natives of the tropics, the more important new pharmaceutical applications of bromelain, reported between 1975 and 1978, are presented. Although the exact chemical structure of all active components of bromelain is not fully determined, this substance has shown distinct pharmacological promise. Its properties include: (1) interference with growth of malignant cells; (2) inhibition of platelet aggregation; (3… CONTINUE READING

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