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Uses of anannas - Ananas cosmus Merr., Ananas sativus Linn.

anannas :

pine apple

General Use:

It is an anti-oxidant that improves immunity against diseases. Vitamin C helps to prevent recurrent respiratory infections.

Fibre content of pineapple gives relief in constipation or hardness of stool.

Pineapple is a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting.

Pineapple removes toxins from the body and reduces obesity. It improves digestion, metabolism and assimilation.

Pineapple fruit is highly recommended in arthritis, rheumatism, gout and similar conditions due to its swelling reducing and pain relieving properties.

Pineapple is indicated in constipation, fluid retention, diarrhea, painful periods, painful urination, fever, gas, piles, jaundice, stones, obesity, ulcers and rheumatism.

Therapeutic Uses:

Bromelain is the key to pineapple medicinal uses. This enzyme breaks down proteins and also has anti inflammatory and healing properties.It is prescribed for the treatment of swelling following injury or surgery.

Research published in 1986 suggests that bromelain works by inhibiting the synthesis of inflammatory mediators as well as inhibiting platelet aggregation. Separate research performed in Germanyin 1999 validates this antiplatelet activity, indicating its use in the treatment of thrombosis.

The unripe fruit stimulates the appetite and is an effective treatment for indigestion. The ripe fruit reduces stomach acidity and flatulence. The fibre content stimulates bowel movements, while the leaves are believed to be beneficial in the treatment of late or absent periods and period pain.

Systemic Use:

Breathlessness, Asthma and Breathing problems:-
Take pine apple juice and equal amounts of powder of root of small kateri, Indian gooseberry and cumin seeds. Give this mixture with honey to the patient.

Take 5gm juice of ripe fruit and add 1gm each of peepal root, saunth and baheda powder. Mix roasted Borax and honey in it and give to the patient. It gives relief in breathing problems.

Cut small pieces of ripe fruit and sprinkle rock salt and black pepper on it. Eating this fruit cures indigestion.

Take 50gm juice of ripe fruit and add 1 -2 grapes and 100mg rock salt in it and give to the patient.

Pineapple is very beneficial in diabetes. Take 50gm pineapple juice and add 5-5 gm each of sesame , barad, babeda, amla, gokhru and jamun seeds. When dried, grind the mixture to form a powder. Give 2gm of this powder , every morning and evening.

Stomach problem:-
Take 5gm pineapple juice and add 100mg roasted asfoetida, 150 mg each of rock salt and ginger juice in it. Give this mixture every morning and evening.

Add 150 mg each of yavskhar, peepal and turmeric in pineapple juice and drink. It cures jaundice , liver and stomach problem within 7 days.

Prepare decoction of pineapple leaves and add little amounts of barad powder in it. Give this decoction to the patient. It helps cleanse urine and stool which gives relief in ascites.

Take 8gm pineapple juice and add 2gm turmeric powder and 3gm sugar to it. Drinking this regularly helps cure jaundice.

Take 8gm pineapple juice and add 1-1 gm each of powder of peepal bark ang jiggery. Give this to patient.

Take extract of pineapple leaves and mix little amount of honey. Give 2 – 8 gm of this. It also helps in eradicating worms.

Oedema, Swelling :-
In case of swelling in body organs, incomplete release of urine, body ache or swelling under eyes, give pineapple juice to the patient as can be taken for 5-6 days.

Curing fever:-
Give pineapple juice to the patient or add honey in 10gm juice and give to the patient . It makes the patient sweat a lot.


Sarbat, juice


Anthelmintic, vermicide, diuretic, aperient, antiscorbutic, diaphoretic, refrigerant, digestive, styptic, emmenagogue.

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