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What are risks of taking bromelain (bromelin)?

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Bromelain can raise the risk of bleeding. Make sure to stop taking it at least two weeks before surgery. Check with a doctor before using bromelain if you have any health conditions, such as a bleeding disorder, asthma, heart problems, liver or kidney disease, or stomach ulcers.

From: Bromelain (Bromelin) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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