Pineapple (Ananas)- Properties, Medicinal Usage & Health Benefits
BOTNICAL NAME – Ananas
ENGLISH NAME – Pineapple
SANSKRIT NAME – Bahunetra
Pineapple is a native plant of Brazil, but now a day, it is grown in large quantities all over India, especially in Bengal, Assam and Western coastal plains. Pineapple plant matures in two years. It is up to 2 ft tall and looks very similar to those of kewarba plants. Leaves are 1- 2 ft long , thin, strong. The fruit is yellowish in colour with several small thorny leaves.
It suppresses vata pitta, promotes digestive functions, and is purgative. It helps cure stones, urinary disorders and promotes physical strength.
Breathlessness, Asthma and Breathing problems:-
Take pine apple juice and equal amounts of powder of root of small kateri, Indian gooseberry and cumin seeds. Give this mixture with honey to the patient.
Take 5gm juice of ripe fruit and add 1gm each of peepal root, saunth and baheda powder. Mix roasted Borax and honey in it and give to the patient. It gives relief in breathing problems.
Cut small pieces of ripe fruit and sprinkle rock salt and black pepper on it. Eating this fruit cures indigestion.
Take 50gm juice of ripe fruit and add 1 -2 grapes and 100mg rock salt in it and give to the patient.
Pineapple is very beneficial in diabetes. Take 50gm pineapple juice and add 5-5 gm each of sesame , barad, babeda, amla, gokhru and jamun seeds. When dried, grind the mixture to form a powder. Give 2gm of this powder , every morning and evening.
Take 5gm pineapple juice and add 100mg roasted asfoetida, 150 mg each of rock salt and ginger juice in it. Give this mixture every morning and evening.
Add 150 mg each of yavskhar, peepal and turmeric in pineapple juice and drink. It cures jaundice , liver and stomach problem within 7 days.
Prepare decoction of pineapple leaves and add little amounts of barad powder in it. Give this decoction to the patient. It helps cleanse urine and stool which gives relief in ascites.
Take 8gm pineapple juice and add 2gm turmeric powder and 3gm sugar to it. Drinking this regularly helps cure jaundice.
Take 8gm pineapple juice and add 1-1 gm each of powder of peepal bark ang jiggery. Give this to patient.
Take extract of pineapple leaves and mix little amount of honey. Give 2 – 8 gm of this. It also helps in eradicating worms.
Oedema, Swelling :-
In case of swelling in body organs, incomplete release of urine, body ache or swelling under eyes, give pineapple juice to the patient as can be taken for 5-6 days.
Give pineapple juice to the patient or add honey in 10gm juice and give to the patient . It makes the patient sweat a lot.
Pineapple squash also is beneficial in curing pitta and strengthens heart.
Lemon juice, sugar, ginger extract.
Apple is representative of Pineapple.