Pineapple - Ananas comosus (L.) Merr comes from Brazil. Usually grown in the garden, and other places that receive enough sunlight at an altitude of 1-1300 m above sea level. Pineapple - Ananas comosus (L.) Merr fruit is a plant that is always available throughout the year. Annual herb, 50-150 cm high, there is a creeping shoots at the base. Gather leaves and at the base widened to midrib. Leaf blade sword shape, thickness, 80-120 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, pointed tip resembling thorns, barbed edges bent over, bottom side flaky white, green or reddish green. Composed of compound interest, long-stemmed. Fruit compound, long round, fleshy, green, the color becomes yellow when ripe. The seeds are small, often not so. The fruit is eaten directly in addition, can also be preserved by boiling and sugar, made jam.
Composition of Pineapple - Ananas comosus (L.) Merr:Fruit contains vitamins (A and C), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium, dextrose, sucrose, and the enzyme bromelain. Bromelain potent anti-inflammatory, helps soften the food in the stomach, interfere with cancer cell growth, inhibit platelet aggregation and have fibrinolytic activity. Fiber content can facilitate defecation in patients with constipation. Leaves contain calcium oxalate and pectic substances.
Curable Disease with Pineapple - Ananas comosus (L.) Merr:Efficacious discourage excessive stomach acid, helps digest food in the stomach, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, clearing dead skin tissue (skin debridement), interfere with the growth of the cancer set, inhibits the clumping of platelets (platelet aggregation), and has fibrinolytic activity.
Young fruit tastes sour, potent enzymes stimulate digestion, diuretic, laxative menstruation (emenagog), abortivum, laxative sputum (mucolytics), and laxatives.
Leaves efficacious antipyretic, antelmintik, laxative, anti-inflammatory, and normalize the menstrual cycle.
Pharmacological Effects and Outcomes Research study on the effect of adding pineapple juice for the quality of dairy cows has been done. Apparently, the addition of 3.4 ml pineapple juice obtained the lowest bacterial population, which is 37.60 x 10 'cells / ml and the highest fat content of 7.594%.
On the addition of 3.2 ml pineapple juice obtained the highest protein content of 19.138 ° Io. Apparently, the enzymes contained in pineapple nutritious rapid debridement (experiments performed in mice with burns). Giving young pineapple extract as much as 0.2 ml can be lethal to pregnant mice embryos of mice when administered at ages 2 and 4 days of gestation. If given 6 days gestation, pregnancy and childbirth continue normally.