All About Mangosteen
The Mangosteen Fruit
|Mangosteen the edible fruit of Garcinia mangostana, of the family Clusiaceae (Guttiferae), an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.
The purple fruit is similar to an orange in size, thickness of the rind, and segmentation. A highly prized tropical fruit with a flavor similar to a grape-apple mixture, the mangosteen is cultivated in the West Indies. The rind is used in traditional Southeast Asian medicines.
The mangosteen fruit and rind possess a great diversity of complex organic chemicals, amongst which are tannic acid, xanthones, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, catechins, and polysaccharides, etc. The subsurface chemistry of the mangosteen exocarp comprises an array of polyphenols including xanthones and tannins that assure astringency which discourages infestation by insects, fungi, plant viruses, bacteria and animal predation while the fruit is immature. Colour changes and softening of the exocarp are natural processes of ripening that indicates the fruit can be eaten and the seeds have finished developing.
|The rind (pericap) has been found to contain the compounds alpha-mangostin, beta-mangostin, garcinone B, and garcinone E, which are collectively called xanthones. Laboratory studies suggest xanthones have anti-cancer effects when they are studied in test tubes. Mangosteen has also been found to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties in test tube studies.|
Various parts of the plant have a history of use in folk medicine, mostly in Southeast Asia. It is reputed to have possible anti-inflammatory properties, and may have been used to treat skin infections or wounds, dysentery or urinary tract infections.
Legend about Queen Victoria
There’s a legend about Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, who offered a reward to anyone who could deliver to her this fabled fruit. This story was printed in a U.S. newspaper article in 1925:
Medicinal Benefits Of Mangosteen
Medicinal benefits of mangosteen date back hundreds of years with the oldest recorded documentation derived from the Ming Dynasty in China (1368-1644 A.D). In southeast Asia, the rind—or pericarp—has been used for medicinal purposes for generations. According to folklore, the rind was used to make a tea for conditions such as diarrhea, bladder infections, and gonorrhea. An ointment made from the rind was applied to skin rashes.
Over succeeding centuries, the medicinal uses of the mangosteen rind are chronicled in traditional texts all over Southeast Asia.
• Thailand. Treat diarrhea, dysentery, skin infections and eczema.
• India. Treat chronic dysentery, diarrhea, other gastrointestinal problems, gout, fevers and urinary infections.
• Philippines. Treat fevers, thrush, diarrhea, dysentery and urinary disorders.
• Malaysia. Treat stomach ache and diarrhea.
• China. Treat bowel complaints.
As recent as 1932 the use of a mangosteen preparation was used to treat dysentery in hospitals in Singapore. The mangosteen has been used the same way (rind or whole fruit), for the same purposes (inflammatory and infectious conditions) by traditional healers all across Southeast Asia.
The mangosteen is not a new medicinal botanical; it is simply new to us.
VEMMA – Goodness of Mangosteen All In!
With Mangosteen and Xanthones, came VEMMA Nutrition Formula!
VEMMA is not a juice. VEMMA is a Nutritional Formula. VEMMA combines Eastern and Western philosophies in it’s formula.
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- Physician formulated supplement
– 12 Full Spectrum Multi-Vitamins
– 65 Vital Major, Trace and Ultra-Trace Plant-Sourced Minerals
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