Many tropical plants have interesting biological activities within their flavor that have potential therapeutic applications. Mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana Linn (GML) belongs to the family of Guttifera. The name of "the queen of fruits". It is cultivated in the tropical rainforest of some Southeast Asian nations like Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Thailand. It grows in abundance in Hawaii. It is well known throughout the tropics and also Canada. People in these countries have used the pericarp (peel of the rind) of GML as medicinal nutrition for the treatment of abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, infected wound, suppuration,and chronic ulcer. Experimental studies demonstrate extracts of GML are full of Anti-fatigue (energy booster), Powerful anti-inflammatory (preventsinflammation), Analgesic (prevents pain), Anti-ulcer (stomach, mouth and bowel
ulcers), Anti-depressant (low to moderate), Anxyolytic (anti-anxiety effect),Anti-Alzheimerian (helps prevent dementia), Anti-tumor and cancer prevention(multiple categories cited) shown to be capable of killing cancer cells, Immunomodulator (multiple
categories cited) helps the immune system, Anti-aging, Anti-oxidant, Anti-viral, Anti-biotic (modulates bacterial infections), Anti-fungal (prevents fungal infections), Anti-seborrheaic (prevents skin disorders), Anti-lipidemic (blood fat lowering, LDL), Anti-atherosclerotic (prevents hardening of arteries), Cardioprotective (protects the heart), Hypotensive (blood pressure lowering), Hypoglycemic (anti-diabetic effect, helps lower blood sugar),Anti-obesity (helps with weight loss), Anti-arthritic (prevention of arthritis), Anti-osteoporosis (helps prevent the loss of bone mass), Anti-periodontic (prevents gum disease). Anti-allergenic (prevents allergic reaction), Anti-calculitic (prevents kidney stones), Anti-pyretic (fever lowering), Anti-Parkinson, Anti-diarrheal,
Anti-neuralgic (reduces nerve pain), Anti-vertigo (prevents dizziness), Anti-glaucomic (prevents glaucoma),Anti-cataract (prevents cataracts),Pansystemic - has a synergistic effect on the whole body, and all activitiesthere in.
The peel of GML is a source of xanthones and other bioactive substances and have significant amounts of catechins and polyphenols, which are documented to be powerful antioxidants. Other key ingredients are polysacharines, which are responsible for antibacterial and antifungal effects. Mangosteen also contains potassium,phosphorus, calcium, iron and Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C1, which are essential in maintaining the body’s natural balance. Rememebr Phyto-Chemicals “intelligent molecules”, now throw that in the box. Imagine what positive benefits happen by the nutritional gain of dieting Mangosteen in your lifestyle.
studied xanthones are alpha-, beta-,and gamma-mangostins, garcinone E, 8-deoxygartanin, and gartanin. I hope you gained
knowledge of the beneficial properties of Mangosteen (GML's) and xanthones nutritional sources. Truly is a beautiful organism.
More than 900 different phytonutrients have been found in plant foods. Many have been just recently isolated, while others remain undiscovered. These protective plant compounds are an emerging area of health and nutrition.