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Pineapple (Anaras)


It is a fruit bearing plant of the family Bromeliaceae native to tropical and sub-tropical. The pineapple plant resembles the agave or some yuccas in general appearance. It has 30 to 40 stiff succulent leaves closely spaced in a rosette on a thick, fleshy stem. With commercial varieties, a determinate inflorescence forms about 15 to 20 months after planting in a flower stock 100 to 150 mm (4 to 6 inches) in length. The original separate lavender flowers together with their bracts, each attached to a central axis core, become fleshy and fuse to form the pineapple fruit which ripens in five to six months, after flowering begins. Fruits of commercial varieties range from one to two kg (2 to 4 pds) in weight.

When pineapple is cultivated on plantation, an asphalt impregnated mulch paper is first laid on well tilled soil in rows with the edges covered to anchor the stripes of paper. The pineapple propagating pieces are inserted through the paper to the soil, so spaced as to give a population of 15,000 to 20,000 plants per acre. In many cases, the soil is fumigated to kill parasitic nematodes on the roots of the plants.

The fruit contains vitamin C, iron and other minerals. It acts as an effective laxative. It is a tonic and rejuvenative. Juice of the unripe fruit causes uterine contractions and should not be given to a pregnant woman. Juice of the ripe fruit cures gastric irritability in fever and is very helpful in jaundice.

Florence Daniel in her book 'Food Remedies' has named pineapple juice as the specific remedy for diphtheria. The ripe fruit is very useful in sore throat, bowel disorders and acute constipation.

Benefit and uses of Pineapple.

  • The pineapple fruit, peel, or juice is used in folk remedies for corns, tumors, and warts.
  • It is added to fruit salad, pies, cakes, ice cream, yogurt, punches, and other desserts. Pineapple is an ingredient in most sweet and sour dishes and is used in many savory dishes.
  • The leaf juice as a purgative, emmenagogue and vermifuge.
  • Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. Pineapple is a good source of manganese, as well as containing significant amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin B1.
  • The pineapple fruit was effective as diuretic and contraceptive, an in the expulsion of intestinal worms. Some scientists found in its leaves possible cure for venereal diseases.
  • One of the benefits of pineapple is that it helps to build healthy bones. Pineapples are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues.
  • The benefits of pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit of pineapple. Bromelain, which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.


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