Cultivated by Central American Indians for centuries, the
pineapple wild origin is believed to be in Brazil.The leaf rosettes
are 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. The sword-shaped leaves are viciously edged
with tiny thorns.Fruit occurs in the second year if conditions are
Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. They are usually
propagated from the basal suckers that develop on mature rosettes.
You can remove the leafy top from the fruit and treat it as a
cutting, either rooting it in soil or water.
Medicinal Properties of the Pineapple Fruit: It contains
micro-nutrients protects against cancer and this micro-nutrients
also break up blood clots and is beneficial to the heart. It has
diuretic properties. Pineapple juices also kills intestinal worms.
It also relieves intestinal disorders and soothes the bile.It
stimulates the kidneys and aids in removing toxic elements in the
It contains a mixture of enzymes called bromelain. Bromelain blocks
the production of kinins that form when there is inflammation.It
helps reduce swelling brought about by arthritis, gout, sore throat
and acute sinusitis. It helps accelerate the healing of wounds due
to injury or surgery.