'Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from pineapples. It’s often used as a digestive aid to improve the breakdown of protein (and also as a meat tenderizer).
Pineapples have had a long history of use in traditional medicine, leading to the modern investigation of bromelain as a potential treatment for a number of conditions.
Life Extensionists Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw wrote about bromelain in the early 1980s. They suggested that bromelain’s ability to break down protein might be the reason for the beautiful skin observed among the Polynesians.
Indeed, one of bromelain's medical uses is in the treatment of burns.'