What is bromelain?

Bromelain is a digestive enzyme derived from the stem and fruit of pineapples. It's used to help reduce swelling after surgery or injury.*

Should I consider taking a bromelain dietary supplement?

Bromelain is typically taken for a short time to help promote healing.* It may reduce minor swelling and bruising following injury or surgery.* Bromelain may promote faster reabsorption of a collection of blood that causes bruising and swelling (hematoma).*

How can bromelain affect my health?

Supplemental bromelain can help you in several ways:

  • Promotes healing after trauma or surgery*
  • Reduces bruising*
  • Decreases swelling after injury*
  • Reduces tenderness after acute injury*
July 26, 2016 See more In-depth