Purple mangosteen has been used to treat the following conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Urinary tract infections
What makes purple mangosteen so special?
- Super antioxidants. Purple mangosteen has many antioxidants but the most effective ones are polyphenolic xanthones. They are said to be 5 times more potent than vitamin C or E. These unique antioxidants are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti- inflammatory, anti-allergen and anti everything but health. They are the main reason to consume this fruit.
- Vitamins and minerals. Not only does it have great antioxidants but also its high in vitamin C. Purple mangosteen has B vitamins that help the body metabolize foods properly and boost serotonin levels. It also contains heart and body healthy minerals like: potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.
- High in Fibre. Purple mangosteen has 1.8 grams of fibre per 100 grams of fruit. Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive tract and for the cardiovascular system.
- Anti-inflammatory. Purple mangosteen has been studied and used to help fight inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, allergies and asthma. It does this by inhibiting the release of prostaglandin E-2 a known cause of inflammation.
- Anti-bacterial. Purple mangosteen has Quinones that are anti-bacterial. They have been used for both wound healing and to treat acne. Purple mangosteen has also been used to treat malaria, tuberculosis and staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, an antibiotic resistant blood, bone and skin infectious agent).
- Heart Healthy. This fruit helps restore elasticity to blood vessels as well as reduce inflammation and free radical damage that can cause heart disease. Its xanthones may also reduce the enzyme that triggers heart disease.
- Cancer preventative. Due to certain xanthones in this fruit purple mangosteen has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It also has anti-tumour blocking ability.