Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme which is isolated from a non-pathogenic enterobacterium called Serratia E15 that is commonly found in silkworms. Although silkworms use this enzyme to dissolve their cocoons, serratiopeptidase has been used in Asia and Europe for almost 40 years in cases of arthritis, trauma, surgery, sinusitis, bronchitis, blood clotting, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. .
Uses against pain and inflammation
Serratiopeptidase is an anti-inflammatory agent that can be used to pacify mild to moderate pain and inflammation. Common conditions associated with pain and inflammation include arthritis, trauma, surgery and fibermyalgia. Additionally, serratiopeptidase helps to reduce fluid retention in affected areas, which contributes to proper drainage and a quicker recovery. It is also important to note that many over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatories have negative side effects which serratiopeptidase does not share.
Uses against respiratory ailments
Serratiopeptidase helps to breaks down complex sputum molecules into smaller, more fragmented pieces of lower viscosity. When sputum is of lower viscosity it is more easily expectorated from the respiratory tract; this makes breathing more comfortable and less laborious.
Uses against bacterial infections
Bacterial infections are becoming more and more resistant to treatment because of a biofilm that bacteria create to help them fight off antibiotics. However, a study done by Italian researchers indicates that enzymes like serratiopeptidase could significantly enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics. Specifically, serratiopeptidase has been shown to enhance the activity of several antibiotics, including ampicillin, ciclacillin, cephalexin, minocylcine and cefotiam.
Uses against artherosclerotic plaque
Artherosclerotic plaque is the formation of hazardous deposits within the body's veins and arteries. These plaque deposits, which are made of fatty tissues, cholesterol, cellular waste, fibrin and calcium, can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Serratiopeptidase works against this build-up because the enzyme digests these non-living tissues and particles while leaving living tissue alone. Furthermore, a study done by Dr. Hans A. Nieper showed that serratiopeptidase also helps to thin the blood, remove blood clots and fight phlebitis/thrombophlebitis.
Use of serratiopeptidase continues to grow and evolve into alternative fields. Russian researchers in quantum radio-physics have developed a plasma-based computer system that functions on a low-intensity alternating magnetic field to generate bio-energy. These bio-energies were separated from the electromagnetic field using serratiopeptidase's "substance-carriers." The result was a dramatic enhancement of the systems bio-activity and performance. Serratiopeptidase is also a possible cosmetic remedy for unwanted or unsightly scar tissues and cysts.