Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples. It has been used for centuries in Central and South America to reduce inflammation. It can also be found in health food stores in tablet form. Research by the University of Maryland Medical Center claims that it works. They claim drinking pineapple juice regularly or taking the tablet regularly can help arthritis, indigestion,sinusitis, wounds, burns and most important to us is swelling from extractions. I am willing to give it a try. You can read the article at www. umm.edu/altmed/articles/bromelain-000289.htm.