22 Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice
- prevents hardening of the arteries
- protects the heart muscle
- anti-Parkinson, anti-Alzheimer and other forms of dementia
- prevents and arrest fungus
- prevents bacterial infections
- viral fighters and prevention of infections
- prevents fum disease
- lowers fevers
- eye care-prevents glaucoma and cataracts
- pansystemic – a synergistic effect on the whole body
- energy boosters – anti-fatique
- weight loss (wooo, I’ll drink to this!)
- lowers blood fat (what the heck, I didn’t know there is fat in our blood!)
- anti-tumor benefits
- cancer: Mangosteen helps in the prevention of cancer with its powerful anti-oxidants.
- lowers blood pressure
- numerous references to “Immunostimulants”
- blood sugar lowering
- it tastes good
The mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The tree grows from 7 to 25 meters tall. The edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. In Asia, the mangosteen fruit is known as the “Queen of Fruits,” while the durian (Durio spp.) is known as the “King of Fruits.” It is closely related to other edible tropical fruits such as button mangosteen and lemondrop mangosteen.
The outer shell of the fruit is rather hard, typically 4-6 cm in diameter. Cutting through the shell, one finds a white, fleshy fruit 3-5 cm in diameter. Depending on the size and ripeness, there may or may not be pits in the segments of the fruit. The number of fruit pods is directly related to the number of petals on the bottom of the shell. On average a mangosteen has 5 fruits (round up figure).