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Bromelain (pineapple enzyme) is a very effective treatment for severe bruises and hematomas is the pineapple enzyme bromelain, available in capsules at health-food stores. This enzyme is absorbed from the GI tract and is able to promote healing of tissue injuries. The dose is 200 to 400 milligrams three times a day, taken on an empty stomach (at least ninety minutes before or three hours after eating). Occasionally individuals may develop an allergic rash from bromelain; discontinue it if you develop any itching.