Bromelain causes the body to make substances that fight pain and swelling. Bromelain also contains chemicals that seem to interfere with tumor cells and slow blood clotting.
People use bromelain for muscle soreness, pain, burns, kidney stones, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse bromelain with other proteolytic enzymes (proteases), such as chymotrypsin, ficin, papain, serrapeptase, or trypsin. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness ?
We currently have no information for BROMELAIN overview.
When applied to the skin: Bromelain is possibly safe. It might cause allergic reactions in some people.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Bromelain is possibly safe. It might cause allergic reactions in some people. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if bromelain is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergies: People with other allergies might also be allergic to bromelain. Use cautiously if you are allergic to pineapple, latex, ragweed, Echinacea, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, wheat, celery, papain, carrot, fennel, cypress pollen, grass pollen, or other plants.
Surgery: Bromelain might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using bromelain at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with BROMELAIN
Bromelain might slow blood clotting. Taking bromelain along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with BROMELAIN
Taking bromelain might increase how much antibiotic the body absorbs. Taking bromelain along with some antibiotics called tetracyclines might increase the effects and side effects of these antibiotics.
Be watchful with this combination
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