Serratiopeptidase reduces inflammation in rats


In a study in the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Studies, researchers investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of three proteolytic enzymes – chymotrypsin, trypsin and serratiopeptidase (serrapeptase).  They looked at hind paw edema (swelling due to fluid accumulation) and cotton pellet induced granuloma (inflammation due to tissue injury) in albino rats.  They also looked at any possible interactions with aspirin.

All three protease showed does-dependent anti-inflammatory properties (the higher the dose, the more anti-inflammatory the response).

Of the three protease enzymes, serrapeptase showed the highest anti-inflammatory activity.  All three proteases showed synergistic effects with aspirin.

Read the article here.

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I suffered a serious neck injury when I was about 19 years old. That problem didn't affect me until I was in my 40s, but I then suffered two prolapsed discs in my neck and problems with my right arm and hand. Serrapeptase was recommended by my chiropractor to try to break up the scar tissue around the vertebrae that were causing me the problems. It seemed to help me with my problem, so created this site to help inform people what serrapeptase is, what it can do and just as importantly, what it cannot do. I hope you find the information useful.

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