Xanthones in Mangosteen and its Health Benefits

Xanthones in Mangosteen and its Health Benefits

Mangosteen is a known fruit grown in countries like Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. The mangosteen’s rind or its pericarp is known for its medicinal properties. In fact, in Southeast Asia, the hull of the mangosteen has been used to treat diarrhea, wounds and other skin problems. No wonder why many people from these countries are using mangosteen as their primary herbal buddy which also arises many supplements, juice and various forms of mangosteen products in the market.


Mangosteen has many compounds, and the most known are the Xanthones which are a group of compounds that carries antioxidants and other types of physiological properties.




What can we get out of mangosteen?

As we mentioned, mangosteen has plenty of antioxidant plus; it is also known to be antibacterial, anti-tumour, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties.


Since the year 2010, many studies have already been conducted over mangosteen and its medicinal capacities. Almost all studies show that mangosteen through supplements and juices affect the prevention and treatment of cancer such as of liver, lung, and breast. However, if you will hear claims that Mangosteen is a proven cancer treatment, be mindful because there hasn’t been a study that attests to that claim but inevitably many studies prove that mangosteen has been shown to help treat cancer.


Mangosteen has surely come a long way when it comes to establishing itself in the field of medicine. Though studies are still working, many people in the pharmaceutical industry are optimistic over the health benefits we can all get from Mangosteen.