Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme which is isolated from a non-pathogenic enterobacterium called Serratia E15, 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 as a natural medicine for arthritis, trauma, surgery, sinusitis, bronchitis, blood clotting, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. .
Uses against pain and inflammation
Serratiopeptidase acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to pacify mild to moderate pain and inflammation. Common conditions associated with pain and inflammation include arthritis, trauma, surgical wounds and fibromyalgia. Additionally, serratiopeptidase helps to reduce fluid retention in affected areas, which contributes to proper drainage and faster recovery. It is also important to note that many over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory medications have negative side effects unlike serratiopeptidase.
Serratiopeptidase helps break down complex sputum molecules into smaller, more fragmented pieces with lower viscosity. Bottomline: it's great for fighting colds. When sputum is loose it's more easily released from the respiratory tract and makes breathing more comfortable and less laborious.
Overuse of antibiotics contributes to increasingly resistant bacteria and creates infections that are more difficult to cure. However, a study done by Italian researchers indicated that enzymes like serratiopeptidase have the potential to significantly enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics. Serratiopeptidase, specifically, has been shown to enhance the activity of several antibiotics, including ampicillin, ciclacillin, cephalexin, minocylcine and cefotiam.
Artherosclerotic plaques are hazardous deposits that form inside 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 by digesting the non-living tissues and particles that make up plaque, and leaves the healthy tissue unharmed. 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.
As the field of alternative medicine continues to grow and evolve so does the use of serratiopeptidase. 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.