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We have previously discussed claims that various proteolytic enzymes given by mouth hasten healing and relieve pain in inflammation.1 Ananase (Rorer-Berk), marketed in the United States four years ago and now in this country, is an oral concentrate of bromelains - proteolytic enzymes derived from pineapple. It is claimed to reduce inflammation and oedema in soft tissue trauma, cellulitis, furunculosis, and in varicose, decubitus and diabetic ulcers. It is also claimed to potentiate antibiotics.

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