Often confused with a mango, the mangosteen is a different fruit altogether. Known as The Queen of Fruits, the healing powers of the fruit have been known for many years particularly in Thailand. Found mostly on the Southeast Asian continent, although it can be found in other places with a tropical climate, the mangosteen is a fairly small fruit. Mangosteen is commonly used in soap products in Asia and the bright, exotic, uplifting scent is the perfect morning pick-me-up and is completely addictive.
Tһіѕ amazing fruit іѕ a source of more antioxidants (xanthones) than any other fruit known to man. Antioxidants attack the free radicals that damage healthy cells and tissues in our body, especially in the skin and hair. One of these life-enhancing antioxidants is found in Mangosteen pericarp and is called Xanthone. The two most beneficial Xanthones found in the Mangosteen have been named Alpha Mangostin and Gamma Mangostin. When isolated and thoroughly tested by researchers, these two Xanthones have been found to carry a host of benefits. According to professional journals such as Free Radical Research, Journal of Pharmacology, and the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, these Xanthones have a significant effect on cardiovascular health; are naturally antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory; and are amongst the most powerful antioxidants found in nature.
Using Mangosteen fruit has helped many people improve or eliminate skin problems that allopathic and naturopathic remedies have tried without success. Use of small amounts both internally and externally have resulted in improvements in skin conditions that have existed for many years. It also tightens the skin, which, combined with the anti-oxidant properties, makes it ideal for anti-aging skin care products. Its exceptional antibacterial and antifungal properties are invaluable for acne, making the mangosteen extract a great favorite with teenagers.
Mangosteen has been investigated for a variety of biological properties including: antioxidant properties useful in Anti-Aging, Sensitive Skin, and Sun Treatment skin care formulations, anti-inflammatory properties that help to protect sensitive and severely dry skin, and antibacterial properties that help in wound healing and the treatment of acne prone skin.