Mixture of proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes from the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus).
Protein-digesting enzymes from pineapple to promote healing and reduce minor swelling and bruising.
- It has been shown to promote healing and reduce temporary and minor swelling and bruising following trauma or surgical procedures including dental surgery.
- Its efficacy is attributable to its significant proteolytic activity.
- Plastic surgeons have shown interest in it because of its ability to increase the resorption rate of hematomas following surgery.
- One study of patients with bone fractures found bromelain decreased post-operative swelling.