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Mangosteen Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Purple Mangosteen, Mangosteen
Botanical Name
Garcinia Mangostana
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Dao Nian Zi

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Mangosteen Cures

Most Effective


Action of Mangosteen

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Mangosteen

Taste of

Parts Used

Fruit, Rind, Twig, Bark, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Mangosteen

Excessive consumption of anything may cause bad effects. Similarly, excessive intake of Mangosteen also have side effects.

It may cause Allergic Reactions like Swelling, Itching, Rashes, Skin Redness and Hives. It may also cause some serious problems like Chest Pain, Swelling of mouth, lips or throat.
It may cause Insomnia, Muscle Ache, Joint Pain, Headache and Nausea.
Avoid the consumption during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
High dosage may cause excessive sedation. It contains high amount of Xanthones that may cause toxicity in the body. This may effect the Central Nervous System.
Patients with Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome should avoid its excessive consumption. As it may lead Constipation or Loose Stools.
It is restricted for the patients suffering from Polycythemia Vera , as it increases the count of red blood cells to an extent.
It inhibits the process of blood clotting in the body. The interaction of xanthones with the blood thinning medication may cause Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

For Cancer Patients: Do not consume Mangosteen if you are taking chemotherapy drugs. As it may interact with the drugs and destroys the free radicals. Chemotherapy drugs rely on free radicals to fight against tumor.
Mangosteen contains powerful Antioxidants. In a healthy persons, Antioxidants are needed to destroy Free Radicals.

If you feel any of the above side effects, do not ignore. Immediately consult with your healthcare practitioner.
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Mangosteen is a fruit of a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 25 M.
Best used for Diarrhea.

Materia Medica:

Dry Rind Powder : Dysentry
Decoction of the Rind : Cystitis, Diarrhea
Rind soaked in any oil such as almond or olive oil : Eczema, Skin Rashes
Decoction of the Root : Regulates Menstruation
Bark extract : Amebic dysentery
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Materia Medica for Mangosteen

Single Herb

Mangosteen for Diarrhea

Consume 1 ripe fruit of Mangosteen in a day.

Mangosteen for Leucorrhoea

Prepare a decoction with bark of Mangosteen. Drink 50 ml of it once a day.

Mangosteen for Dysentery

Grind dried fruit of Mangosteen to make powder. Have 5 g of it once a day.
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Joanne Miller ( United States )
26 Dec 2016
can mangosteen cause excessive urination?
Joanne Miller ( United States )
26 Dec 2016
can Mangosteen act as a diuretic?
08 May 2018
Yes it can. Reason being to flush out gall and kidney stones.
David Meli ( Kenya )
17 May 2019
Hi. May I know how long I can use Mangosteen and if the gains are permanent after discontinuity.
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