“The multiple properties which are found in the earth are found in man, and the fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables contain the same elements which are in the earth, and in man. When a plant based nutrition is consumed in their proper state and not perverted and robbed of their life-giving properties in their preparation, health, beauty, and happiness will be the sure reward.”
PINEAPPLE: (Ananas comosus)
PART USED: Fruit
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory or as a proteolytic agent. It may be used to induce menstruation or as an antihelminthic agent. Raw pineapple is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. Mainly from its stem, pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which breaks down protein. Furthermore, an ingested enzyme like bromelain is unlikely to survive intact the proteolytic processes of digestion.
“On this journey called life, one must travel light.”