Pineapple stems contain a special mineral called bromelain, which suppresses the activity of viruses and stimulates the immune system to fight them.
Experts from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the USA said that pineapple can be effectively used both as an antiviral drug against coronavirus and for the prevention of treatment of the disease.
Doctors created a trial version of the drug and tested it on laboratory animals, with a very curious result.
Scientists reported that bromelain is able to suppress SARS-CoV-2 infection, but only in the early stages. Also, the substance leads to a minimum of the manifestations of the disease, since all symptoms are almost immediately blocked by the immune system.
Past research has shown bromelain to be effective against inflammation.
Due to the long-term biological activity, a rather small dose of the drug based on the above substance is sufficient to obtain a positive result.