May 6, 2016

Mangosteen

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What other names is Mangosteen known by?

Amibiasine, Fruit des Rois, Garcinia mangostana, Jus de Xango, Mang Cut, Manggis, Manggistan, Mangosta, Mangostan, Mangostán, Mangostana, Mangostanier, Mangostao, Mangostier, Mangoustanier, Mangouste, Mangoustier, Manguita, Meseter, Queen of Fruits, Sementah, Semetah, Xango, Xango Juice.

What is Mangosteen?

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit. The fruit, fruit juice, rind, twig, and bark are used as medicine.

Mangosteen is used for many conditions, but so far, there isn't enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them.

Mangosteen is used for diarrhea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, thrush, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, cancer, osteoarthritis, and an intestinal infection called dysentery. It is also used for stimulating the immune system and improving mental health.

Some people apply mangosteen to the skin for eczema and other skin conditions.

Mangosteen is often eaten as a dessert fruit or made into jams. History reports that it was Queen Victoria's favorite fruit.

These days, mangosteen juice is becoming a popular "health drink." It is usually sold under the name "xango juice." Some marketers claim that xango juice can treat diarrhea, menstrual problems, urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, and a variety of other conditions. However, there is no reliable scientific evidence to support these claims.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Dysentery.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Thrush.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Eczema.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mangosteen for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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