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Bromelain is an enzyme that naturally occurs in pineapple extract. Bromelain supplements are often used for inflammation and pain, especially from osteoarthritis, to debride burns or other wounds (as Debridase), to increase absorption of antibiotics or other medications, and for sinitus or bronchitis.[1][2][3] Bromelain supplements usually contain stem bromelain rather than fruit bromelain from the pineapple fruit.[3]

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Bromelain has been found to help modulate the immune system.[3]

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Bromelain is an inexpensive supplement that can be bought over the counter.[2]

Bromelain is sometimes combined with trypsin/rutin (as Phlogenzym).[3]

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  1. "Bromelain". WebMD. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pineapple". Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Pavan, Rajendra; Jain, Sapna; Shraddha; Kumar, Ajay (2012). "Properties and Therapeutic Application of Bromelain: A Review". Biotechnology Research International. doi:10.1155/2012/976203. ISSN 2090-3138. PMC 3529416. PMID 23304525.