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Mangosteen (Gab)


Botanically it is known as Diospyros peregrina. It is a beautiful, delicious fruit of tropical southeast Asia produced by a handsome tree that under favourable conditions can reach a height of 9.5 metres (31 ft). It has thick, dark, green glossy leaves; the flowers are large and polygamous. The fruits are about 3 inches in diameter, round to oblate in form and dark purple in colour. They have thick, hard rinds surrounding a large cavity in which is found snow­white flesh in segments resembling those of a mandarine orange. The mangosteen is juicy, delicate in texture and of delightful, slightly tart flavour.

Benefit and uses of mangosteen.

  • A decoction of the bark is a household remedy for chronic dysentery, diarrhoea, menorrhagia and intermittent fever. A poultice of the bark is a applied to boils and abscesses. The fruit is also given in diarrhoea, dysentery and menorrhagia. In asthma, the dried rind of the fruit is smoked in doses of 45 grain.
  • An extract of the fruit juice prepared by evaporating it on water bath to dryness is a very useful remedy for chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. An infusion of the bark is an effective gargle in sore throat, and mouth disorders.
  • Mangosteen extract is useful in the treatment of arthritis, acid dyspepsia, fibromylagia, moderate asthma, otitis externa and eczema.
  • Juice provides many benefits that will help improve the immune system and blood circulation, strengthen the body’s ability to fight disease and infection due to its powerful antioxidants and healthy nutrients.
  • It is helpful in preventing and stopping diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic diseases.
  • Medicine for skin infection, wounds, and recently other interesting properties of mangosteen are slowly being revealed.
  • It is Anti-depressant, Anti-diabetic, Anti-microbial, Anti-ulcer, Anti-tumor, Anti-viral, Anti-aging, Anti-biotic, and Anti-inflamatory.
  • It was also use for treatment of skin infection, wounds and pathogens(bactrial and fungi). It was used to control pain, fever and headaches.


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