Ananaspoeder (Ananas sativus)
Pineapple enzymes help to refresh your skin and scalp by literally eating the dead skin cells lingering on the skin’s surface. The fruit’s acids (citric, malic and tartaric) complete this natural exfoliation and make the hair shine.
We are all more or less familiar with pineapples, but a little less familiar with the plant on which they grow. Each plant looks like a throne of long green leaves on which presides a unique and proud fruit. When looking closely, the plant actually looks like a bigger version of the spiky tuft that crowns the fruit and this is quite normal... because it is! To grow a pineapple, you just have to plant the tuft and wait for it to grow and blossom.
Native to Brazil and Paraguay, the pineapple thrives in tropical climates and has been used in both folk and modern medicine. An enzyme called bromelain (or bromelin) can be extracted from the flesh and leaves. The anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain can reduce swelling and bruising, and its ability to get rid of dead skin cells can help to treat calluses and minimise scars.