Pineapple is rightly called ” the king of fruits’. Not just because Mother Nature gave it a crown of leaves, but also because it contains a royal amount of valuable ingredients.

It is rich in enzymes, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Notably, it contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamins A, E, C and B-group vitamins.

All parts of this great fruit can be used for a purpose. The leaves of the pineapple can be used for preparing tea. The bark of the pineapple is also very important for healing purposes. Specifically, the membrane has bromelain twice as much as there is in the fruit.

What is bromelain good for? Bromelain dissolves proteins, which are often difficult to digest and cause problems with constipation. So, drinking pineapple juice can also help you improve digestion, and quickly clean the intestines in our body.

If you suffer from a cough, which is not associated with more serious conditions such as pneumonia, your strong preference should be given to pure pineapple juice, rather than over-the-counter cough syrup. It works better i.e. brings faster recovery.

It will calm the sore throat and make it easier to expel phlegm. Studies have shown that natural, organic honey mixed with pineapple (and some other healthy stuff) greatly helps patients who have tuberculosis, problems with thick phlegm, sinus congestion, cough, sneezing and various lung infections.

Freshly-squeezed pineapple juice has been proven to be 5 times more effective than cough syrup. Can you believe it?

In order to show you how very true this is, we will give you a great recipe to try it on your own right away. The very moment you start sipping it, you will feel its overwhelming, refreshing and restoring power.

Here’s how to make this natural healing syrup, which helped most patients susceptible to coughing. Remember to use ready-made juice with high dry content of pineapple or use the much healthier juice of a freshly-squeezed pineapple.

The ingredients you need are these:

  • 250 ml of fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • A piece of ginger root (about 7 inches long, grated)
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper


Mix all the above listed ingredients. Take the juice 2 to 3 times per day per ¼  cup. Repeat daily until symptoms of the nasty cough start to subside.

We also have another very tasteful nutritious remedy which, not only will help you cope with the cough, but will also keep you robust throughout the cold winter days.

The ingredients you need are these:

  • 1 medium sized pineapple, peeled and cut into slices
  • 150g muscovado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • dark rum
  • juice of one orange
  • half a lemon/squeezed
  • 50 g butter


In a pan, caramelize the muscovado sugar, the star anise and cinnamon; then add honey and pineapple cut into slices. Mix briefly, then add the rum and mix briefly again.

Allow the flame to disappear and add orange and lemon juice. Boil briefly and let the liquid reduce. Finally, add the butter, which will give the dessert fine creaminess and density. If desired, sprinkle with chopped mint or almonds (via DietOfLife).