Herbs of the Holyland by Nissim Krispil

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Pineapple
Common name:

Pineapple

Synonym name:

Hebrew name:

אננס מציץ

Scientific name:

Ananas comosus

Family:

Bromeliaceae

Arabic name:

אננאס

Shape:
perennial plant
Dimensions:
0.6-0.9 m
Flowering color:
Flowering period:
5-12
Harvesting:
7-12
Growing areas:
The pineapple is a tropical plant originating from Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Today, the main habitat of pineapples is Thailand and the Philippines. In Israel we can find the fruit in markets and vegetable stores.
Desription:
The origin of pineapple is the virgin forests of Brazil's. Its a perennial plant with a long, serrated leaves. The fruit grows on high stalks that emerge from the center of the plant.
Drinking pineapple juice can help in cases of bronchitis and sore throats, stomach acidity, colds, arthritis, gingivitis and strep throat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Choose pineapple that has a deep gold color and intense sweet smell. From 500 grams of fruit you get glass of pineapple juice. The enzyme Bromelain, found in the fruit, prevents formation of hard skin which usually develops in the area of varicose veins. It also blood thinner and anticoagulant - prevents blood clots, Assists in the breakdown of plaque and fibrin in the veins and effective in treating inflamed veins.
Drinking a glass of pineapple juice a day can help treat Varicose veins, stomach acidity, colds, arthritis, gingivitis and strep throat .
 
After the discovery of America, pineapple was spread in all the tropical countries of Asia and Africa. At the end of the thirties pineapple was brought to Israel. 
Pineapple juice was found as a helpful cure for recovering from tuberculosis. pineapple juice is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, and it  does not get lost even when drying the fruit. It also contains the enzyme bromelain that helps to balance and to neutralize alkaline or acidic liquids in the body, and speeds up the secretion of hormones from the pancreas.