Mangosteen, is a tropical evergreen tree believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. It grows mainly in Southeast Asia, southwest India and other tropical areas such as Puerto Rico and Florida. Due to restrictions on imports, mangosteen is not readily available in certain countries.
“Mangosteen… is able to reverse most of the ailments of modern man.” Kenneth J. Finsand
- These fruits are is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrate and fiber. Essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper and manganese are found in this fruit. It contains vitamin C, B6, B12.
- Various parts of the plant have a history of use in traditional medicine, mostly in Southeast Asia; it may have been used to treat skin infections, wounds, dysentery, and urinary tract infections.
- Studies shows that these fruits are also helpful in preventing and possibly even stopping a wide range of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 25, 2016