lifetime health benefits and health concern of mangosteen
Many supplements and juices were made from this fruit. There are many testimonials justifying the miraculous lifetime health benefits of this fruit compared to others, its name is mangosteen. Mangosteen got its term “queen of fruits” when Queen Victoria supposedly offered rewards to those people who can bring her the fresh fruit. It was not easy that time. This fruit only grows from trees in tropical areas such as Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries. The mangosteen tree is about 50-80 feet tall and its fruit is about the size of a tangerine.

The sweet and tangy taste is the mangosteen’s trademark. It has a white fleshy pulp which resembles like a peeled citrus fruit with four to eight wedged segments. The thick maroon rind of the mangosteen is the most important part of the fruit since it contains most of the antioxidants. Mangosteen fruits are used to treat ulcers, wounds, infections, and digestive disorders.

What makes mangosteen so great is that it contains xanthones. Xanthones are polyphenol compounds from plants who can give myriads of health benefits. All in all, a mangosteen contains 40 different xanthones that can give antioxidant effects to your body which can destroy your free radical that can cause inflammation and diseases. Recent studies show that xanthones have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-allergy, and antiviral properties.

Here is what you get when you eat a mangosteen:
  • It keeps your digestive system healthy. The maroon rind in a mangosteen fruit can be dried up and ground to a powder in order to cure digestive diseases like diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems.
    lifetime health benefits and health concern of mangosteen
  • It fights microbes. Xanthones can inhibit the growth of some fungi and viruses. According to a study in Thailand, xanthones in mangosteen can inhibit the bacteria found in tuberculosis.
  • It lowers cholesterol. Xanthones prohibits the bad cholesterol from sticking to your blood vessels which can cause atherosclerosis or other cardiovascular diseases.
  • It can reduce the risks of certain types of cancers. Some studies shows that xanthones have tremendous potentials to reduce the risk of cancers or even treat cancers.
  • It is good for the skin. The rind when dried and powedered can become a good astringent to cure wounds. The rind extracts are also found to treat eczema and other skin diseases.
  • It relieves airborne allergies. Mangosteen can protect your from minor airborne allergies. However, if it cannot protect you from other dangerous allergies like eating crabs, shrimps and other foods.
A good intake of mangosteen fruit can give you lifetime health benefits. No wonder it is called the queen of fruits – it is because of its antioxidant effect that can treat and prevent many diseases. Since mangosteen fruits are available in Asian markets, it is also good to drink its juice or puree. However, 100% mangosteen juice is quite expensive. Some manufacturers mix them up with other juices; so choose the real one. If ever you are taking a supplement, then carefully read the label.

The best of all is the real fruit since it comes unprocessed and natural. If possible, eat the fruit to maximize the lifetime health benefits you can get from the fruit.

Posted by Benjamin Robert Johnson on Tuesday, February 23, 2010


  1. Mens Health Says:
  2. Mangosteen is one of the very useful for health as it is called queen of fruits and it is one of demanding fruits in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries so this has so many fruits health benefits.

  3. Mangosteen has lot of health benefits. its very healthy and also delicious. that's why lots of people love these fruits.

  4. Jo Says:
  5. I love mangosteen.It actually has a lot of benefits from what I read, including it's rind which if dried and powdered can be given to cure dysentery.


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