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The Queen of Fruits: Modern Research and Ancient Wisdom Finally Agree

The Mystery of the Queen of Fruits

Modern Research and Ancient Wisdom Finally Agree
Mangosteen Fruit

Mangosteen fruit, known as the “Queen of Fruits,” has been used for centuries by the people of Southeast Asia to treat an incredible array of ailments. We now know it contains an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, but the most exciting components are a group of phytochemicals called xanthones (pronounced ZAN-thnz) that are ONLY found in the rind. This is critical because most mangosteen products on the market do NOT include the rindOur mangosteen powder does. Xanthones have powerful antioxidant properties(1), and they are at the center of modern research on the potential to treat major ailments such as:
 
 
 Cancer                          
The phytochemicals found in the rind of mangosteen has been found to inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells(2). Another study found that these phytochemicals extracted from mangosteen significantly suppressed growth of tumors that could lead to breast cancer and inhibited metastasis (spreading) in surrounding lymph tissues(3). Yet another study went as far as suggesting that the phytochemicals found in mangosteen are “a potential anti-colon cancer candidate(4).”
 
 
 Diabetes                       
Mangosteen’s phytochemicals were found to have comparable effects to the anti-diabetic drug acarbose, which inhibits enzymes that cause starches to break down into glucose(5).
 
 
 
 Inflammation                
One of the most important aspects of mangosteen is its anti-inflammatory capabilities(6). The anti-inflammatory power of the phytochemicals in mangosteen has ranged from improving symptoms related to allergic asthma(7) to the inflammation associated with cardiovascular damage(8).
 
 
 
 Pain and Infections      
Because mangosteen can act as an anti-inflammatory, it has been shown to have pain relieving effects, too. One study noted the traditional uses of mangosteen in Southeast Asia for abdominal pain, dysentery, wound infections and chronic ulcers, going on to scientifically observe mangosteen’s potential to relive pain and inflammation(9).
 
 
 
 Acne                              

Applications of mangosteen have been shown to be effective in minimizing acne. One study showed that mangosteen was successful in scavenging free radicals, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which can be useful in relieving common skin conditions(10).

 

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Mangosteen Powder

“I have been sick for years with something that doctors never figured out. They wanted to put me on several prescription drugs. Since they never found a diagnosis, I felt no drug could do anything but treat symptoms, so why deal with the side effects? I decided to treat myself naturally. Mangosteen Powder was one of my treatments. I used it for immune system improvement since that seemed to be what happened to me as a result from whatever caused this mystery illness. UNBELIEVABLE results!!!! Ordering more!”

 


Mo' Mangosteen, No Problems Recipe
As you can see, mangosteen powder is quite powerful so a little goes a long way! Try adding ¼ teaspoon to your juice or smoothie, or check out this recipe:

Mo’ Mangosteen No Problems

Be prepared for flu season with this superfood beverage! Mangosteen powder is rich in xanthones, a powerful group of antioxidants specifically found in the rind of the mangosteen fruit, helping to protect the body from free radical damage.

Serving size – 1

Ingredients:

  • 12oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen fruit
  • Add all ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Enjoy!




 

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Sources:
1 – “Distribution of major xanthones in the pericarp, aril, and yellow gum of mangosteen (garcinia mangostana linn.) fruit and their contribution to antioxidative activity.” National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 2013.
2 – “Antitumour and free radical scavenging effects of γ-mangostin isolated from Garcinia mangostana pericarps against hepatocellular carcinoma cell.” Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2013.
3 – “α-Mangostin extracted from the pericarp of the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn) reduces tumor growth and lymph node metastasis in an immunocompetent xenograft model of metastatic mammary cancer carrying a p53 mutation.” BMC Medicine, June 3, 2011.*
4 – “In vitro and in vivo anti-colon cancer effects of Garcinia mangostana xanthones extract.” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 20, 2012.
5 – “Assay-guided fractionation study of alpha-amylase inhibitors from Garcinia mangostana pericarp.” National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2007.
6 – “α-Mangostin: anti-inflammatory activity and metabolism by human cells.” The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.
7 – “Mangosteen xanthones mitigate ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma.” Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2012.*
8 – “Ameliorative prospective of alpha-mangostin, a xanthone derivative from Garcinia mangostana against beta-adrenergic cathecolamine-induced myocardial toxicity and anomalous cardiac TNF-alpha and COX-2 expressions in rats.” University of Madras, 2008.*
9 – “New medicinal properties of mangostins: analgesic activity and pharmacological characterization of active ingredients from the fruit hull of Garcinia mangostana L.” Sun Yat-sen University, China, 2010.*
10 – “Effect of Garcinia mangostana on inflammation caused by Propionibacterium acnes.” Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007.
 
 

 

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