Mangosteen Health Benefits
As one of the most popular tropical fruits all around the world, mangosteen can bring great benefits for hour health. They are the products from small evergreen trees which are grown in humid and hot climates, especially in tropical areas such as the Pacific Islands, Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam and so on. They have a round shape which is about 2-3 cm in diameter. Under the dark purple skin, you can easily find its soft white and juicy flesh. In many places, it is even called as the “Queen of fruits”.
Mangosteen is famous for its delicious taste and the nutrients it can bring us for our health. It is rich in a variety of dietary fiber and nutrients like vitamin a, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin c, iron, calcium, potassium and other minerals. It is a good source of xanthone which is a group of special phenolic compounds. It is a strong antioxidant which can help our body to eliminate free radicals and protect our cells from damages. These antioxidants can also help to boost immune system and slow the process of aging. They will be helpful for the treatment of various diseases such as atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension and thrombosis. Due to the antiallergic properties of mangosteen, it can be used to treat severe allergies. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties can relieve the symptoms of sciatica and peripheral neuropathy. Mangosteen can also help to support the microbial balance of our body. Regular consumption of them can effectively improve the joint flexibility, maintain intestinal functionality and promote respiratory health.
Actually, mangosteen fruit have been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years. As a herbal drink from the traditional Chinese medicine, it is often used for treatment of various diseases. The dried skin is rich in tannins which is known to have antiseptic functionality. The grounded powder of the dried fruit skin can also be used to control diarrhea and reduce bladder infection. Apart from that, it can be used as a type of ointment for treatment of eczema, rashes and other skin problems.
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