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Mangosteen; The Wonder Fruit

Updated on July 25, 2016

Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana)

This delicious fruit grows in Southeast Asia and some place in America. The tree grows from 6-25 meter long.The fruit has the size and shape of a tennis ball with flowering leaves at its beak. Its flesh is protected by a hard purple pericarp which when opened reveal a white pulpy flesh that is exotically sweet-tasting. Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) is QUEEN of all fruits because of the amazing compunds alpha-mangostin, beta-mangostin, garcinone B, and garcinone E also called XANTHONES. The pericarp of the fruit, is firm softens when ripe, typically 4-6 cm in diameter, and contains astringent phytochemicals which discourage infestation by insects, fungi, plant viruses and bacteria. The same phytochemicals are pigments giving the exocarp its characteristic purple color, including phenolics acids, also called phenols. These pigments have antioxidant properties which afford the fruit further protection from ultraviolet radiation and free radicals generated during photosynthesis. Isolation of exocarp pigments has permitted their identity to be revealed as xanthones, mainly garcinol and mangostin, which, as phenolics, make the exocarp highly astringent and inedible.

In fact the most useful part of this fruit is the pericarp that contains Xanthones. This compounds shows benefits such as Anti oxidant, Anti allergic, Anti Cancer, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti Tumor and cure skin diseases.

Some people used the rind to make a tea for conditions such as diarrhea, bladder infections, and gonorrhea. Some are using the rind as ointment to cure skin diseases.

In country like Philippines there are so many finished products of Mangosteen such as food supplements, juice, coffee, tea, soap and even ice cream. They are using this products to cure and prevent from a different kind of diseases.


BOOST YOUR ENERGY - Mangosteen's potent nutrients will have you feeling and looking more refreshed and youthful throughout your day.

FIGHT INFLAMMATION - Xanthones are one of nature's most potent weapons in the war against pain. These compounds helps fight inflammation.

LOSE WEIGHT - Mangosteen has anti oxidant and fiber that helps burn unwanted fats in the human body.

FIGHT HYPERTENSION - Xanthones help to fight hypertension.

IMPROVE THE URINARY TRACT - Mangosteen has a antibacterial property to help fight infections.

ANTI BACTERIAL - Studies show that xanthones can help to stop the reproduction of certain types of bacteria such as, salmonella and the tuberculosis bacteria.

CURE AND PREVENT ASTHMA - Anti inflammatory property of mangosteen help to fight asthma.


CURE AND PREVENT CANCER - Mangosteen compounds help to kill cancer cells in the human body. The anti-cancer activity of Magosteen phytoceuticals specifically Garcinone E has been well-documented. Garcinone E, a xanthone found only in Mangosteen, is a natural compound and has been known to cause no side effects.


LOWER CHOLESTEROL - Studies shows that the xanthones from Mangosteen are effective inhibitors of LDL oxidation.



FIGHT VIRAL INFECTIONS - Mangosteen has been shown to have antiviral properties of an indeterminate nature. Some studies shows that xanthones has the ability to interfere with HIV protease causing the virus to remain immature and incapable of infection.

ANTI FUNGAL - The xanthones of the Mangosteen were tested to kill common fungi and demonstrated capability of inhibiting their growth.

ANTI OXIDANT - Researchers discovered that the Mangosteen rind exhibited "potent free radical scavenging activity."

Types of Disease, Mangosteen can help

Skin allergy
Skin allergy
throat cancer
throat cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer | Source


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      Ronilo Blanca 4 years ago from Koronadal, South Cotabato

      hi roanne thank you for dropping by.. I have a lots of basis on it. and this is is based on my experience. How mangosteen helps me..

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      roanne 4 years ago

      what is your source for these information?

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      Ronilo Blanca 4 years ago from Koronadal, South Cotabato

      Hi everyone.. I hope my hub can give information to all of you,, This is my first hub ever. and as a newbie. Im so glad that my first hub was featured here. Hope to write more hubs.. enjoy reading guys..