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The Benefits of Mangosteen


It has already been generally accepted, and widely advertised, that mangosteen extract is useful in the treatment of arthritis, acid dyspepsia, fibromylagia, moderate asthma, otitis externa and eczema. Now, the latest findings indicate that mangosteen has — in addition to its antioxidant effects — antimicrobial actions that inhibit the progression of acne. Furthermore, it is highly effective against the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium responsible for staph infections.

Mangosteen is at least as effective as most pharmacological agents as far as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties are concerned. Diabetics are increasingly in favor of its regular use and report that their need for insulin decreases considerably with the ingestion of mangosteen products.

The medicinal benefits of mangosteen will doubtlessly be heralded for a long time to come. Many more will be announced and either confirmed or dismissed in the process. At the moment, there is an understandable trend towards treatment with naturopathic agents like mangosteen extracts in lieu of prescription drugs.

Those properties may be taken as confirmed (unlike some of the miraculous benefits ascribed to it). However, the highest testimonial that can be given for including this legendary — and certainly not inexpensive — plant in one’s diet is the fact that people who do apparently enjoy better overall health.
This means that they appear to be less prone to disease and have higher energy levels than those who do not use mangosteen. They spend less money on prophylactic (preventive) medicines, pay fewer visits to doctors and hospitals and display a higher level of confidence in their health status.

With polluted air, toxic wastes and high levels of stress threatening humans from every side, natural products like mangosteen may offer a centuries-old escape from some of the worst maladies generated by modern civilization. In an age where the use of regenerative food supplements has become something of a religion, could one possibly give higher endorsement to any other natural solution?


A Friendly Skeptic Looks at Mangosteen
When I wrote Cancer Therapy in the early 1990s, I had the bright idea of putting my mailing address in the book in the hope that some readers would send me information on new treatments. Little did I imagine that such communication would become a torrent of proposals. Today, hardly a day goes by without my being made aware of some new “cure.” Would that a fraction of these panned out as well as proponents claimed! Read more…

The Mangosteen Myth
I took 2 ounces of “Essential Vitamins Plus Mangosteen” every day for two weeks, and now I feel great! But this is no testimonial. Actually, I felt just as good even before I started taking this stuff. I attribute most of that feeling to working out a half hour every day on my treadmill. I also noticed that while I was taking mangosteen, I itched so badly that my sleep was disturbed. Of course, it is as hard to attribute my itching to the mangosteen as it is to ascribe any benefits to it. Read more…

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