mighty mangosteen!

mighty mangosteen! - mangosteen, i love this fruit!
@Zelmarq (11507)
Cebu City, Philippines
July 17, 2007 1:37am CST
Have you eaten mangosteen? I love this sweet white and juicy fruit. There are lots of mangosteen in the Philippines and I juts love it. I came across again this morning while reading a magazine and I was impressed with the latest developments of the mighty fruit. I would like to share these information with you mylotters. 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?
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@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
We're on the same boat. I love mangosteen a lot. Yummy! .. Blame you, makin' me crave for one right now. Oh boy, where on earth can i find one in the middle of the night? .. hmp! blame u! ... LOL (",)
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
sorry about your craving for magosteen, i am also craving for one too. Yum yum!
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Because of its exquisite flavor, mangosteen is sometime called the "Queen of Fruits", and in the French Carribean the "food of the Gods.". In fact, it is the national fruit of Thailand, where it goes by the name mang khut. Other names it is known by are mangostao, mangostanier, manggis, mangostan or semetah. The periarp, or the rind, is of many medical purposes. Historically, it was used in the inflammatory dieases of the bowel, such as diarrhea and dysentery. It was also used for skin infections (like eczema), wounds and pathogens (bacteri and fungi). It was used to control pain, fever, and headaches. Mangosteen has been found to contain xanthones, (similar to flavonoids found in cacao and chocolates), new lass of chemical compounds with biologicall active plant phenols that have beneficial properties like antiallergic, antiinflammatory, antituberuloic, antitumor, anti platelet and anticonvulsant. http://www.mangosteenmd.com/science.php?section=xanthones&sub_section=benefits
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
17 Jul 07
yes, its a great mighty fruit. Thank you for sharing this usefull information about mangosteen. Hope you have a nice day!
@balasri (26577)
• India
17 Jul 07
Mangostin is the favorite fruit of my family.I got used to it from the days I was In Sri lanka.Last week when I went to Malaysia It was a mangustin season.We relished the fresh arrivals.But i wonder why they prohibit mangostin along with durian inside the hotels.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
17 Jul 07
I didnt know that they prohibit the mangosteen fruit, may be I can undersstand they prohibit the durian because of its smell but theres no reason why they should ban also mangosteen.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I have never seen the actual fruits around here, but my uncle brought some of the juice with him when he came to visit. He told me about the benefits of the fruit. I have only had a small drink of the juice but it tasted very good.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
I hope you get the chance to tatse the fruit, its much much better and its not very expensive as the juice.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I wish it was available here, I would love to try it.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 07
yes!It's yummy but i don't always buy because they are too expensive...
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@JBrulez (663)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Its expensive but the benefits are worthed.. don't you know that it is a cure and prevention of cancer. its true. its a miracle fruit and i appreciate its existence.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 07
Yummy, very true. Here in the Philippines its really not that expensive, I have heard that the juice is expensive than the fruit. for me if I were to choose between the juice and the fruit Iwould love the fruit more than anything else.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I have never had it, I have never even heard of it. But, now, I am most curious as to its flavor and texture and scent. Do you eat only the white center? in the picture the center looks like cauliflower. Does it have a smooth or rough texture? I wish I could afford a visit to the Philippines all the more now. I want to experience the beautiful sunsets, people and lol, fruit.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jul 07
You better visit the Philippines, its a great place. Yes we eat the white on the center, its soft and sweet with a little sour taste but more sweet and its really good, you have to try it.
@jen_n514 (218)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
oh i so love mangosteen...it's one of my favorite fruits...i love the sweetness and the sourness of it combined...yummy!:D keep smiling...:D
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
Wow, its perfect combination and a healthy fruit to eat for healthy bodies.
@josan181237 (1205)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
wow that is one lengthy information about mangosteen. well actually, it's one of my favorite fruits. or maybe even my most favorite fruit! i love it more than mangoes and oranges!
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
yes, a little lengthy, but I hope you enjoyed reading it, it caused me to crave for more.
@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
18 Jul 07
Yes mangoes often contained nutrition that was useful to the health, moreover mangoes also mempu him the feeling that was good, glad to have made your acquaintance my friend I hoped we could become the good friend. best regards
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
we are talking of mangosteen here my friend, mangoes are also good.
@charmz89 (102)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
oh.. tnx for sharing the wat u hav read. its better time for me now to eat mangosteen. :D
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
wow, thats good, I hope you can share some with me.
@JBrulez (663)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Yup, i ate some mangosteen just this summer. it tastes sweet.. its like "lansones".. i din't know how beneficial it was until i read your post.. from now on i will include it in my diet..tnx.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 07
Thats good, it is really helful for our bodies, we need its good nutrients and our bodies will benefit very much.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
17 Jul 07
It is indeed mighty. I just read about it recently that people are willing to pay $68 for a bottle of the juice. In the report, the husks were included.... Yucks. I rather take the fruit itself. It is just selling for few dollars a kg.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 07
$68, wow thats really expensive. Here it only costs $1.55 dollars per kilo in the Philippines. I wuld settle for the fruit its fresh amd more yummy.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
I never thought there were a lot of benefits to be derived from this fruit. All I know is that it is delicious. I love this fruit too, its just that I don't see it often. And when I do, usually it costs more than I can afford, LOL!
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 07
Yes, I felt the same my friend, I thought it was just a normal fruit with vitamin c and sugar. When I discovered about it I felt the ned to share tis with others so that they may know.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Yes, mangosteen is a very nutritious fruit and found to have medicinal properties. We have lots of mangosteen in Davao where I was born. Thanks a lot for the very important information.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 07
Yes, I never knew it was that famous now until I came across about it yesterday in a health magazine, then I have sarched the internet for more good information.
@Ruhana (129)
• India
27 Jul 07
Bad luck it is not grown in our country but I have eaten it as our relativies bought it from Singapore.