Can Mangosteen Kill Cancer Cells?
Submitted by David On 2007-01-08

The mangosteen fruit is grown primarily in Southeast Asia and is often called the 'Queen of All Fruits'. The scientific name is Garcinia mangostana and it is mostly known for its intriguing flavor and many folk mangosteen fruit benefits.

The dark purple rind was dried and ground and used to fight off infection. Ancient healers created an extract of the fruit to reduce fever. Poultices were made to treat parasitic skin infections. It has been used for centuries to treat dysentery, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and eczema.

Researchers have identified dozens of biologically active compounds called 'Xanthones' in the rind of the mangosteen fruit. There are litterally stacks of existing mangosteen research in dozens of countries talking about the benefits of mangosteen.

Xanthones, the active compounds in the mangosteen fruit, have been proven in many scientific studies to promote healthy bodily function.

Actually, out of the 41 xanthones in mangosteen, six of them have been shown to KILL CANCER CELLS. One particular xanthone called 'garcenone-E', has shown to be a more-effective cancer fighter than five of the six potent cemo-therapy drugs.

And yes, the mangosteen is 100% natural, provided by nature.

But the mangosteen fruit benefits were a mystery for ever so long. It wasn’t until about 40 years ago when scientists first put Mangosteen fruit under the microscope that they discovered these 'xanthones'.

Xanthones, according to researchers, are some of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature and have also demonstrated incredible healing properties in reviewed scientific studies all around the world.

Xanthones are found more in the rind of the mangosteen fruit than any other food source on earth. The mangosteen fruit benefits have been shown to include/help the following:

Anti-aging, Anti-biotic, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Anxiety, Antioxidants, Anti-Allergy, Anti-depressant, Periodontal (gum health), Eye health, Migraines, Skin rashes, Hypertension, Pan systemic, Energizer (Energy booster), Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tumor, Analgesic (Pain reducer), Nerve pain, Anti-pyretic (Lowers fevers), Anti-viral, Stimulates red blood cell growth, Ulcers, Osteoporosis, Immune Modulator (help immune system), Cardio protective (helps protect heart), Cataracts, Irritable bowel syndrome, Anti-fungal, Anti-pathogenic (reduce pathogens), Anti-parasitic, Supports weight loss, Hardening of the arteries, Anti-lipidemic (lowers blood fat), and Anti-diabetic (lowers blood sugar).

Another study demonstrated mangosteens ability to destroy breast cancer cells in women.

Although the mangosteen is only one food source, its the many xanthones and antioxidant properties that allow it to provide such a wide range of health benefits.

With health problems on the rise, and chemically laced drugs and supplements spinning out of control, the mangosteen fulfilles a much needed void for natural health alternatives.
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