studies show that mangosteen has antioxidant, antiinflammatory and
anti-cancer benefits. This berry fruit holds promise towards
our quest to cure cancer and to offer antioxidant protection to our
cells in our body.
fruit holds promise for having the potential to treat many health
conditions. Berry fruits contain active chemical substances that show
many health benefits.
Increasing your dietary intake of berry fruits
such as mangosteen, acai,
strawberry, blueberry and many others is a first step towards living a
healthy life free
from diseases. Mom was right. Fruits are good for you.
/ Gum Disease
One clinical study showed that a mouth rinse that contains extracts
this berry fruit was able to reduce the severity of bleeding and plaque
build-up in adults with chronic gingivitis.
Another study used the gel formula containing extracts of G. mangostana
and it was shown to be a good addition to regular dental cleaning.
clinical study involving 59 healthy adults showed that eating this
berry fruit enhanced the immune system and created a better sense of
and Antioxidant Benefits
The antiinflammatory and antioxidant benefits of this fruit may help
with conditions such as osteoarthritis
and heart disease.
Cancer / Cancer Treatment
lab and animal studies show that the active ingredient mangostin found
in this berry fruit can stop cancer cells growth in mouse.
Treatment and Prevention
studies show that the active ingredients found in this fruit was able
to kill off acne producing bacteria. The researchers suggested that it
be helpful in treating acne conditions.
In laboratory research, this berry fruit
was shown to be very
potent at killing off the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
auerus (MRSA). MRSA
is a very harmful bacteria that causes deaths worldwide.
Mangostins, a type of xanthones also show antihistamine effects, thus
it is suggested it might be helpful in treating allergies and asthma
and Antiviral Effects
Scientists are encouraged by chemicals found in this fruit to be able
to kill or at least
to slow down bacterial growth and viral replication in lab studies.
Anecdotal reports suggest that eating this fruit may be useful in
sinus pressure and pain.
the active ingredients found in this berry fruit possesses
antibacterial, antiinflammatory and anti-allergy properties, it is
possible that it may be useful for treating sinus problems.
Benefits and Traditional Uses
- antiinflammatory properties
- bladder infections (cystitis)
- cancer treatment
- antioxidant benefits
- antiviral and antibacterial effects
- sinus infection (sinusitis)
- allergy treatment (hay fever)
- gingivitis (gum disease)
- menstrual problems
- stimulate the immune system
- urinary disorders
- skin infections and wounds
and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
is this exotic berry fruit mangosteen used for?
a fruit found in Asia.
Asians eat the fruit as a dessert and use it to make jams. The juice is
consumed by many as they believe it promotes general overall health and
It is regularly used in traditional medicine to treat various health
analysis of this fruit shows that it contains many active substances
such as xanthones. Xanthones are shown to be able to kill bacteria,
cancer cells and reduce inflammation in laboratory and animal studies.
Mangosteen contains various types of mangostins, a type of xanthones.
What are some
common side effects?
There is not
reported side effects from eating this fruit in amounts found in a
to Take It
There are no
dosage information available. It is consumed in quantities typically
found in Asian diets.
References for Mangosteen
Updated: March 10, 2010
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