Ananas SATIVUS Schult. f.

Synonym : A. comosus Merr.
Bangla Name : Anaras.
English Name : Ananas, Pineapple.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Disease : influenza,anthelmintic
Description : A tufted, stemless herb. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 1-1.5 m long, the margins sharply spiny-toothed, green, those subtending the inflorescence red, much reduced. Inflorescence a dense, capitate, spiral, ovoid head, 6-8 cm long, much enlarged in fruit. Mature fruit up to 20 cm long.
Distribution : Cultivated all over Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : Leaves and unripefruits contain sterols and triterpenes, ergosterol peroxide, stigmastene-diol, ?-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and campestanol. Leaves and crown of fruits contain 5-hydroxytryptamine and a steroid triterpene. Stems contain a prote
Uses : The fresh leaf juice is regarded as a powerful anthelmintic, abortifacient and emmenagogue. The unripe fruit is abortifacient, antiscorbutic, digestive, good for contains digestive enzyme ‘Bromelin’. Juice of the ripe fruit is diuretic, diaphoretic and ap
Habit : Herb