PART 1 of my Mangosteen special
What is this fruit?
First thing to say is this queen of fruits is not related to the mango.
Mangosteen (genus Garcinia mangostana) is a purple fruit with an inedible pericarp on the outside and an edible, soft white fruit on the inside. This is about the size of a tangerine and is absolutely gorgeous to eat.
While this exotic fruit can be grown in any tropical climate and is native to Southeast Asia; it’s health benefits have only started to be experienced in the west over the last 10 years.
What’s so special about the Mangosteen?
Mangosteen contains more than 40 biologically-active, natural chemical compounds called Xanthones. While all these Xanthones have similar molecular structures, each one has its own unique chemical composition that permits it to perform a specific function.
These and the other Xanthones found in the Mangosteen provide a virtual medicine chest of natural healing compounds that address a wide variety of health issues.
As a result Mangosteen has been used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia to help them maintain or regain their health and cure their diseases. Traditional Asian healers use the fruit to stop infection, treat inflammation, and increase one’s energy, among others. The external pericarp has been used as a poultice to help alleviate external pain such as burns and bruises, the soft inner fruit has been eaten to alleviate stomach pains, arthritis and migraines (to name a few ailments this amazing fruit helps to relieve).
Look out for part 2 about this amazing fruit coming soon – discover what world renowned scientists have to say.