Mangosteen Juice is one such drink that has been linked to helping people fight off infection, viral attacks, and thinning joints.
The battle against illness has been waging since the beginning of man. Thanks to technological advances in science, medicine has grown and our awareness of what helps and hurts us has increased dramatically.
It is surprising still, to realize that our ancestors from around the globe have acquired special knowledge of plants and fruits. It have been in use for the healing and restoration of human ailments within tribes, villages, and rural communities for centuries.
One such remedy is mangosteen juice, which has been in use for over two centuries, native to the Southeast populations of Asia. It wasn’t until recently that scientists were able to identify properties of the fruit that confirm its potential medicinal function
What Is Mangosteen Juice?
Mangosteen juice is a byproduct of a fruit that grows on the Garciana Mangostana tree in tropical climates such as those found in Southeast Asia and more recently in Hawaii and parts of Canada. The fruit is no larger than an orange and has a curiously dark purple outer skin.
Once cut or wrung open, the white inner flesh is revealed. This flesh contains large seeds and is said to be sweet and somewhat sour. The entire fruit(seeds, flesh, and skin), are all mashed together and blended to produce a juice, hence the name mangosteen juice.
Uses of Mangosteen Juice
In places such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, villagers have taken this juice and elaborated on its resourcefulness through different methods of application.
Most common of these applications is the tea that is made from boiling the skin of the Mangosteen, which has been used to fight inflammation, fungal and bacterial infection, and improve bowel movements.
These are just some of the juice’s benefits. Others include use as an antiseptic, as well as healing rashes and skin conditions.
From Southeast Asia, mangosteen juice began being imported into America and other countries due to its amazing claims, spreading very quickly around the globe.
Does It Work
Scientific study has recently found an abundance of xanthones in the juice produced by this fruit. The test studies in laboratories have found that it slows the progression of specific cancer cells, as well as acting as inhibitors of fungal and bacterial growth.
Particular manufacturers such as Xango Mangosteen Juice have implemented this fact into their marketing name. They also have expanded on the xanthone function as the guarantee for their product’s effectiveness.
This juice is quite popular now and every company has their own dosage levels and added ingredients that they apply to the concoction. Visiting the vendors site will provide percentages and information regarding the ingredients.
Public vs. Scientific Opinion
There have been numerous reports of people who have experienced alleviation and decreased symptomatic responses as a result of drinking this juice.
However clinical trials have not been applied to humans and very little is known about the actual benefits that this juice can have on the body.
One thing is certain, the fruit is rich in anti-oxidants, which in and of itself boosts immune response and promotes healthy function.
Can this juice stop or cure cancer, eczema, fungal or bacterial infection? As far as is known, all these claims are merely hype of the general public without sufficient scientific study to support it.
The side effects of mangosteen juice are also unknown, however high doses of xanthones are known to be toxic, and in some cases, cause depression of the central nervous system.