It is not surprising that very few people have had the opportunity to discover the powers of the mangosteen as,
up until recently, it was one of the best kept secrets of Southeast Asia, where it primarily grows. Mangosteens
have been found to be extremely beneficial to our health for many different reasons. They have been used, to great
effect, for ailments such as diabetes, migraines, allergies, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue,
low energy levels, multiple sclerosis symptoms, diarrhea, cystitis, gonorrhea, eczema and more.
A number of research studies, including those from Asia, have shown how the mangosteen plant and its extracts
have been able to offer people a healthier lifestyle and a more nutritious and effective way to remove disease from
their bodies. Mangosteen is available in a number of different forms, including mangosteen juice, mangosteen
supplements, as well as liquid mangosteen vitamins.
Mangosteen supplements are more often than not taken for more holistic health purposes, with the best form of
supplement being one that is manufactured both from the pericarp and the flesh of the fruit. A liquid mangosteen
dietary supplement is ideally ingested in an amount varying from 30ml to 90ml a day, with daily intake being spread
over the day, rather than taken all one go.
It is important to check that the particular chosen brand does not contain any form of artificial sweeteners,
preservatives, or stabilizing agents, as these can negate the desirable effects of the supplement. Mangosteen is
currently seen to be one of the newest and hottest topics in health supplements.
The mangosteen tree is an ultra tropical evergreen tree that is believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands
and the Moluccas. The tree itself grows from seven to twenty-five meters tall, with the resulting fruit being a
deep reddish purple color when ripe. The Mangosteen fruit is known as the “Queen of Fruits” in Asia.
The outer hull or pericarp of this fruit is quite hard, with the fruit itself being shaped like a tangerine and
bright white in color. While the shell of the mangosteen appears to be hard, it is in reality quite soft and easy
to open. The mangosteen tree is ultra tropical, and cannot tolerate temperatures below 40F or above 100F. It
ordinarily requires high atmospheric humidity and an annual rainfall of at least 50 inches, as well as no long
periods of drought.
Those who have yet to discover mangosteens will be happy when they do finally get to, as no other tropical fruit
has been so highly praised as the mangosteen fruit.
The mangosteen fruit has none of the insipid flavor which is sometimes associated with many tropical fruits, and
is generally well liked by people who try it for the first time. The combination of an incredibly beautiful shape
and color with that of a delicate and aromatic flavor makes for a ranking high above all others for the mangosteen
in the fruit world.