Posted by: bakauhiyon | January 23, 2009



food025Mangosteen ( Garcinia mangostana linaeus) is a tropical fruit tree originated from SUNDA ISLAND and MOLUCCAS (wikipedia), an 18th century publication titled “ A description of mangostan and the bread-fruit” by John Ellis : mangostan was the word for mangosteen in the Molucca Islands.

Manggis,Mangosteen, Indonesian exotic fruit

Manggis,Mangosteen, Indonesian exotic fruit

Garcinia mangostana is refer to honor a botanist and naturalist in the 18th century: Laurent Garcine by Linnaeus and is named “the Queen of Fruit” because of its great sweet taste and delicious. Mangosteen growth in almost all of tropical rainforest in Southeast Asian Countries, in Indonesia its growth in entire island from Sumatra island in the west region to Papua or Irian island in the east region.

Mangosteen(manggis) Garcinia mangostana

Mangosteen(manggis) Garcinia mangostana

ANCIENT REMEDIES. The peoples in the Southeast Asian region have been used mangosteen as a remedy in the treatment of abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, healing an infected wound, suppuration, skin diseases, pulmonary etc.

XANTHONE , a THERAPEUTICS ANTIOXIDANT. Study and Reseaches by Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Laboratories in European, US, Japan, and Korea which has been published in demonstrated that the whole fruit and pericarp (peel, rind, hull or ripe) were contain very rich nutritional antioxidant. It is believed that the antioxidant come from the Xanthones that are found naturally in the mangosteen fruit.

Xanthone, a potentially antioxidants

Mangosteen: Xanthone, a potentially antioxidants

XANTHONEs are natural biochemical substances that have an incredibly high antioxidant content. Recent study show that there are over 40 different types of xanthone compounds identified in mangosteen, but beta mangostin and some of the other xanthones in mangosteen have powerful antioxidants, mangosteen also contains other biologically active substances such as catechins, polyphenols and polysaccharides, quinones, stilbenes, a number of vitamins and minerals in trace amounts which are believed to be responsible for the anti-tumoral, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral activities, anticonvulsant and antiplatelet properties. powerful antioxidants with other potent physiological properties, the present of minerals in mangosteen is beneficial in supporting the health of organs, bones and the immune system.

delicious Queen Fruit from Indonesia

delicious Queen Fruit from Indonesia

ANTIOXIDANTS are play a significant role in protecting healthy cellular DNA against free radicals that interfere cellular physiological functions. Free radicals such as pollutants, food additives, pesticides, cigarette smoke, viruses, and bacteria. Cancer is now known to be associated with free-radical damage to healthy cellular DNA. Antioxidants have a positive effect on preventing atheroclerosis or hardening of the arteries which can help combat heart disease, mangosteen also benefit for diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer and powerful antioxidants are also believed to help slow the AGEing process.



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  4. Mangosteen is very popular in Hong Kong also.
    I ate it much but I didnt know its health advantage.
    Thanks for the information.

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