13 Amazing Health Benefits of Mangosteen

Mangosteen Queen of Fruits:

Mangosteen is also known as ‘queen of fruits‘. But it’s scientifically it is called by the name Garcinia mangostana.Mainly found in the southeast Asia this fruit is one of the Malasiya’s local fruits. It is dark purple colored and round shaped fruit with snow white colored juicy flesh. Above all, this juicy fruit has a delicious taste and is enriched with numerous health benefits as is very rich in minerals and vitamins.

13 amazing Health Benefits of Mangosteen

13 amazing Health Benefits of Mangosteen

Nutritional Analysis of Mangosteen

Before discussing the health benefits of mangosteen let us have a look at its nutritional values

  • Energy: 73kcal,
  • Thiamine (B1): 5% Riboflavin (B2): 0.054 mg,
    Carbohydrates: 17.91 grams,
  • Fat: 0.58 grams, Niacin (B3): 2%,
  • Pantothenic acid (B5): 0.032 mg (1%),
  • Vitamin B6: 0.018 mg (1%),
  • Protein: 0.41 grams,
  • Folate (B9) (8%) and Vitamin C: 2.9 mg (3%).

Health Benefits of Mangosteen

Now let us discuss the benefits if mangosteen in detail.

Health Benefits of Mangosteen

Health Benefits of Mangosteen

1. Mangosteen is anti-inflammatory

Mangosteens contain 40 active natural compounds known as xanthones that are anti-inflammatory.

2. Mangosteen relieves sciatica pain

Till date, there is no medicine to ease the sciatica pain. But mangosteen is an ultimate fruit that can reduce pain effectively due to its anti-inflammatory property. 

3. Mangosteen prevents cancer

The anti-oxidants present in mangosteen fights against cancer causing cells. Thus effectively fights against cancer. It is rich in polysaccharides that acts as potent anti-cancer agents.

4. Mangosteen treats allergies

Xanthones present in mangosteen helps to fight allergies. So if you suffer from any kind of allergy drink mangosteen juice daily or eat the fruit.

5. Mangosteen promotes a healthy metabolism

As discussed above mangosteen in rich in folate, niacin, and Thiamin. All these vitamins enhance metabolism.

6. Mangosteen is good for the healthy heart

Being rich in copper magnese and magnesium it improves the blood circulation and maintains the blood pressure. Also being low in fat it prevents the plaque formation. This, in turn, promotes the heart’s health.

7. Mangosteen slows aging-

The anti-oxidants present in the mangosteen prevents oxidative damage and fights against the free radicals. This slows the process of aging.

8. Mangosteen keeps anemia at bay

Loaded with medicinal properties and being rich in iron, folic acid and Vitamin B12 this fruit generates red blood cells and thus prevents anemia.

9. Mangosteen promotes the health of gums

If you are suffering from gum diseases like periodontitis, apply mangosteen juice to your gums. This will help your gums to get rid of the disease.

10. Mangosteen maintains body weight

Being a low calorie fruit it is an ideal fruit to involve in your diet without the fear of increasing weight.

11. Mangosteen treats constipation

Being rich in fiber, this delicious fruit is very useful for the suffers from constipation.

12. Mangosteen boosts immunity

Mangosteen contains Vitamin C. Consuming mangosteen daily keeps cold, flu, and other infections at bay.

13. Consume mangosteen for all over health

Due to the vitamin C, it forms the essential building block of collagen that makes bones, blood vessels tissues and skin

How to Eat Mangosteen

First of all, wash this fruit properly with water. The outer layer is usually soft if the fruit is fresh. You can easily tear the outer layer by applying a little force. In the case the fruits are old its outer layer becomes brittle and can be easily removed as you remove the egg shells. Now eat the white juicy flesh of the fruit flesh, but do not swallow the seeds though. You may also make juice or smoothie of the flesh.

How to Eat Mangosteen

How to Eat Mangosteen

I hope the above-mentioned health benefit of mangosteen are enough to persuade you to include this nutritional and tasty fruit in your daily diet.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.