Common Names: bromelain, pineapple enzyme, pineapple extract Latin Names: (pineapple plant) Ananas comosus What is it? Group of enzymes which can be found in the stem and fruit of a pineapple Medicinal Usages: Dietary Supplement which can assist w/ pain & swelling Especially the gut, mouth, & nasal regions after an injury or surgery Potentially helpful w/ side-effects of osteoarthritis, cancer, digestive problems, and muscle soreness Topical bromelain can be used to assist w/ burn healing Several studies1 show the benefits of using bromelain to remove dead skin after a burn References Rosenberg L, Krieger Y, Bogdanov-Berezovski A, et al.