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Health benefits of mangosteen

Mangosteen has many health benefits, such as providing relief from dysentery and diarrhea, maintaining healthy skin and weight management, boosting the immune system, protecting the body against various health ailments, reduce the risk of diabetes, allergies, inflammation, and cancer.

The health benefits of mangosteen include antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. This fruit is dark purple or reddish in color. It has good taste, and for this reason, it is known as a queen of fruits. It is not known the place of origin of mangosteen.

It is said that this fruit was first domesticated in South Asian countries. India, Vietnam, Burma, and Thailand are some of the countries where this fruit has been cultivated for many years. Nowadays, it is grown in other Asia countries and some African countries. This is an ultra–topical plant that needs rainfall and humidity.

Also, this fruit cannot survive long periods of drought. Also, mangosteen cannot be grown in very high-altitude regions. This fruit has not many varieties except one which is found in the Sulu Islands. When you buy this fruit in the markets, then you should choose some fruit that has less seed and more fleshy segments. Also, you should choose the fruits which have the highest number of stigma lobes at the apex.

10 health benefits of mangosteen:

Weight loss

If you want to lose weight in a natural way, then you should add mangosteen to your diet. It has many nutrients which can ensure that you will have good health and good shape of your body.


This medical condition is one of the most common conditions all around the world. In most cases, people who suffer from this condition are using medications for it, but also these medications can increase your risk of health problems if you do not take adequate precautions. Mangosteen is one of the best natural remedies, which is effective in managing and maintaining blood sugar levels in your body.

Cardioprotective effect

This natural remedy can help you to reduce the risk of getting a stroke or myocardial infarction. There are some studies in which it is said that this fruit has cardioprotective effects of this fruit on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant tissue defense system during a stroke.

Astringent properties

The leaves and bark of the mangosteen trees exhibit astringent properties, and they are very beneficial in curing aphtha or thrush.

Menstrual problems

The roots of the mangosteen are also rich in health benefits. This root can help in the regulating menstrual cycle in women.

Healthy immune system

This fruit is rich in many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and xanthone which can help you to boost the immune system. These nutrients can help you to protect your body from many health ailments, which is a reason why your immune system is weak.

Health benefits of mangosteen

Anti-inflammatory properties

In Southeast Asian countries, this fruit has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent. Also, there are some studies in which it is shown that the extracts of mangosteen have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties. These properties inhibit the release of prostaglandin and histamine, which are associated with inflammation in our bodies.

Anti-cancer properties

This fruit has anti-cancer properties. The pericarps of this fruit have xanthones which have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. The xanthones inhibit cell growth in human colon cancer. Also, there was one study in which it said that this fruit, the xanthones exhibit the potential to be developed as an agent which can prevent cancer, or also they can be used in combination with anti-cancer drugs for beneficial effects.

Healthy skin

This fruit can help you to maintain healthy skin. It has antioxidant, anti-allergy, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce the risk of many skin conditions such as allergies, bacterial infections, eczema, skin aging, and skin inflammation.

Diarrhea and dysentery

Also, mangosteen can be used as a natural treatment for stomach disorders. The mangosteen peel and pericarp give you relief from the stomach disorders such as dysentery and diarrhea.

Merlin Joy
Merlin Joy
Holding a doctorate degree, Dr. Merlin Joy AKA Sinatra developed passion for home remedies from her mother, grand father and grandmother. Sinatra loves to read books and hiking. You can contact her through [email protected]


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