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  Ananas comosus L. Merr.
 
Scientific Name  Ananas comosus L. Merr.
Family Name  Bromeliaceae
Common Name  Pineapple, Bromelain, Pineapple Enzyme, Pina
Photo link  http://www.kulmbach.net/~MGF-Gymnasium/bilderdaten/fruechte%202/Seiten/ananasplfanze_jpeg.htm
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Bromelain (a proteolytic enzyme from the pineapple)has been used as an anti-inflammatory, for osetoarthritis, and pain (NCMD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=895&brand_id=, accessed 4/30/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Aguas frescas
Phytochemistry  Bromelain (NMCE accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Gastric disturbance and diarrhea. Allergic reactions.
Potential Medication  Interactions  Anti-thrombotic medication (theoretically).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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