Chinese Name: Shan Zhu/
Botanical Name: Garcinia mangostana L
Part of the Plant Used: Fruit Rind or Pericarp
Active Ingredients: Xanthones, mangostins (α-mangostin, β-mangostin and γ-mangostin)
Molecular Structure of Active Ingredients
Specification: Xanthones 20%, 30%, 40%, 90%, 95%, 98%
Alpha-mangostin 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%
Garcinia mangostana L commonly known as mangosteen, is a slow-growing tropical evergreen tree with leathery leaves distributed in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The edible portion of mangosteen is milky white, whereas the rind is dark red and composes about two-thirds of the whole fruit weight as agricultural waste. People have used this waste rind as a traditional medicine for the treatment of abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, infected wound, suppuration and chronic ulcer. The rind of mangosteen was found to be a rich source of various phytochemcals including tannins, and more than 40 xanthones with α-, β- and γ-mangostin as the dominating ones (Alpha-mangostin is the highest component). The Mangosteen is the single, most abundant source of xanthones known to science. A number of these xanthones were demonstrated in scientific studies to be even more potent antioxidant. They were also shown in scientific and pharmacological studies to possess a variety of immune-system-boosting and healing properties, such as supporting microbiological balance, helping the immune system, improving joint flexibility, and providing mental support. Some proponents claim that it can help diarrhea, infections, tuberculosis, cancer, and a host of other illnesses.
Mangosteen is used for diarrhea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, thrush, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, cancer, osteoarthritis, and an intestinal infection called dysentery. It is also used for stimulating the immune system and improving mental health.
Some people apply mangosteen to the skin for eczema and other skin conditions.
Mangosteen contains chemicals that might act as antioxidants and fight infections.
People use mangosteen for serious gum infections, obesity, muscle strength, diarrhea, and many other conditions.
These days, mangosteen juice is becoming a popular “health drink.” It is usually sold under the name “xango juice.” Some marketers claim that xango juice can treat diarrhea, menstrual problems, urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, and a variety of other conditions.
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