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 (brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]


(Biochemistry) an enzyme derived from pineapple, used as an anti-inflammatory agent in homeopathy and as a meat tenderizer in the food industry
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The therapeutic efficiency and safety of the proteolytic enzyme bromelaine obtained from pineapple (Bromelain-POS, Ursapharm GmbH, Saarbrucken, Germany) was evaluated in children under the age of 11 years diagnosed with acute sinusitis.
Known as "the slimming fruit," pineapple--particularly the stem--has been found by researchers to contain a valuable enzyme called bromelaine.
To further speed recovery time, Dr Jacono incorporates homeopathic remedies into his regimen, starting patients on Arnica Montana (an herb) and Bromelaine (an enzyme from Pineapple root) three days before surgery.