What Is Mangosteen?

Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) is an exotic tropical fruit considered to be one of the finest tasting fruits in the world. The mangosteen has also earned the title "Queen of Fruits." Mangosteen grows on a tree found predominantly in Southeast Asia, in countries like Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The mangosteen fruit itself is able to be harvested just 2 times each year, and consists of a thick, dark-purple, smooth rind (pericarp) on the outside, with 4 to 8 triangular segments of snow-white, soft flesh, on the inside. Mangosteen fruit has been used for thousands of years by millions of people worldwide to control pain, protect against disease, increase energy, as a natural anti-inflammatory, to reduce fever and for a whole host of other medicinal uses.

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What Are The Benefits of Mangosteen Fruit?

While most people know about the antioxidant benefits of Vitamins C and E, far fewer are aware of the incredibly potent antioxidant power of xanthones. Xanthones are natural chemical substances that have recently won high praise from numerous scientists and researchers. Xanthones have been studied for their medicinal potential, since they demonstrate a number of pharmaceutical properties.

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If The Mangosteen Fruit Is So Beneficial, Why Haven't I Heard Of It?

Mangosteen is an exotic fruit and is virtually unknown in North America because of its ultra-tropical growing conditions. One of the few places mangosteen does grow in North America is Hawaii, where it is extremely expensive. Occasionally, gift companies will ship frozen mangosteen in for use in exotic gift baskets; although, these companies charge a premium price for the fruit.

Unlike most fruits which are harvested several times a year, mangosteen is available to harvest only 2 times each year, making it more expensive and more difficult to obtain than other fruit.

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What Is The Dirty Little Secret About Mangosteen?

Thailand and the Philippines are the world's largest suppliers of mangosteen fruit and also one of the biggest users of pesticides in the South Asia region. Most of the pesticides are imported; 73% fall into the WHO hazard category I: Ia - extremely hazardous or Ib - highly hazardous. A further 33% are category II - moderately hazardous.

The three main insecticides used are the organophosphates monocrotophos, methamidophos, and methyl parathion, all of which contain carcinogens and other pathogens. Human consumption of these pathogens over time could result in various deadly diseases.

The most nutritious part of the mangosteen is the pericarp (rind or skin) because of its rich xanthone content. Chemical pesticides sprayed on the mangosteen tree will contact the fruit of that tree, especially the skin. Determining how heavily sprayed the fruit is and what pesticides were used is often difficult because most companies get their pericarp from fruit canning companies. These companies can/bottle the pulp (white inner meat) and throw away the skin as “waste material,” which is then swept off the floor and sold to companies looking for pericarp. Since these large canning companies buy their fruits from many different farms, the quality of the pericarp will be inconsistent. The cleanliness of the factory floors is also a concern.

So, the next time you think about purchasing your liquid mangosteen or any other mangosteen for that matter, ask yourself this question: "Does the mangosteen I'm consuming come with any dirty secrets?"


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Do I Take Your Mangosteen Before, During or After Dinner?

If you do not have a sensitive stomach then our mangosteen can be consumed anytime. However, If have an 'average' stomach and you consume our mangosteen when you haven't eaten anything, we recommend taking a couple of almonds to help with digestion.

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Can I Give Your Mangosteen To My Cat Or Dog, What Would Be The Results?

Yes, please visit our pets information page.


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Can Your Mangosteen Be Consumed If I Am Lactating Or Pregnant?

Yes, although we recommend checking with your physician.

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Can I Take Mangosteen While Taking Other Medication?

To date, we have not observed or had any reports of any drug-food interactions with mangosteen. I base my conclusion on the lack of any reported and documented drug-food interactions. And this is despite the hundreds of thousands of servings that have been consumed by our clients who (as a group) use an extremely wide variety of prescription drugs.

I encourage anyone currently using our product in conjunction with Coumadin to visit their doctor's office after using our mangosteen product for three days and have a finger prick check to make sure the Coumadin is working correctly.

Many consumers on Coumadin use the supplement safely, and I have never received a documented report of Coumadin problems where the supplement appeared as the likely culprit.

In addition, it is important to note some chemotherapy drugs depend on the production of free radicals to destroy tumors. The antioxidants in mangosteen could, theoretically, adversely affect these drugs by blocking free-radical formation.

However, because the benefits of mangosteen to chemotherapy patients, it would be unwise to simply trust the Oncologist's (cancer doctor's) memory on the mode of action of any individual chemotherapy drug. Either ask your pharmacist to look up the mode of action of your drug, or look it up yourself in the Physician's Desk Reference (on the Internet). My experience is the Oncologist will say: "No, don't use it..." even if the mode of action of a chemotherapy drug has nothing to do with the production of free radicals. This is because, in most cases, they simply do not know what the mode of action is short of looking it up themselves.

Additionally, many Oncologists mistakenly believe antioxidants stimulate cancer cell growth. This belief probably arises from the results of a single study which suggested a single, low dose of vitamin C stimulated the growth of both normal and cancerous cells. Several subsequent studies proved that high regular doses of antioxidants actually suppressed cancerous cell growth. Stand your ground in the face of the Oncologist disapproval: ask them for proof of what they are telling you—don't accept it at face value.

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What Part Of The Mangosteen Fruit Is Used For Medicinal Purposes?

The mangosteen fruit possesses the following three key components: The pericarp (rind), seeds, and the pulp (sweet inner fruit). Xanthones and polysaccharides (the medicinally active ingredients) are concentrated in the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit and in very low insignificant concentrations in the pulp.  Over 40 Xanthones have been identified in the pericarp and for this reason the pericarp plays a very important role in the preparation of our final product.

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Is Natural Home Cures Mangosteen is 100% Pure, High Quality, Clean and Chemical Free?

Yes! In fact, we pride ourselves on it. Why would anyone market a product that does not maintain quality standards all the way from harvesting to the end consumable product?

Our mangosteen is grown on one large mangosteen farm in Thailand. It’s grown without chemicals (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers). The mangosteen and its pericarp are processed with cleanliness in mind. Although our product is not labelled organic because the fields haven't been certified by a US organic certifying agency, as our farms are not within the United States, they are certified by BCS Oko-Garantie. This means they meet the inspection procedures, applied inspection, and control procedures of the Japanese Agricultural Standard of Organic Agricultural Products (JAS) of the Japanese Ministry of Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The Japanese organic standards are very similar to those of the US and are even stricter in some areas. With our product, you can rest assured no pesticides are being sprayed on the pericarp and the processing of our mangosteen product is of the highest quality.

Before you purchase a liquid mangosteen or any other mangosteen product for that matter, ask yourself this question: "How clean is my mangosteen?

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How Does Your Mangosteen Compare To The Competition?

It is not Natural Home Cures' intent to compete with any current company that markets mangosteen; if you are currently consuming mangosteen with success, please continue to use that company's product. We simply want to give you the knowledge to make an informed consumer purchasing decision. Below is a comparison between two well-recognized mangosteen suppliers and Natural Home Cures' Mangosteen product. We have listed the first letter of their names only. Although, with a little research you will be able to quickly identify the companies.



Company X does not list its ingredients or the amount of the active xanthones they use in their product citing: “This is a closely guarded secret as we do not want others to copy us.” This statement should be a red flag. Why would you consume a product without knowing exactly what it is? Through independent laboratory tests, we have determined the reason they do not want to disclose this information is the active ingredient of mangosteen is 7mg/ounce which works out to 0.025% of mangosteen in each bottle, making the rest of the bottle 99.975% fruit juice. So ask yourself, why are you paying top dollar for a product that at its core consists of apple juice, pear juice, grape juice, pear puree, blueberry juice, raspberry juice, strawberry juice, cranberry juice, cherry juice and sodium benzoate?

Company V also includes 12 full-spectrum vitamins, 65 essential minerals, decaffeinated green tea, and whole leaf aloe vera in its bottles of mangosteen. However, the sole purpose of consuming mangosteen is for the value of the xanthones.

Natural Home Cures comes in 120 capsules per bottle with 515 mg of xanthones per capsule. One capsule of Natural Home Cures' Mangosteen would require you to take 72 ounces of Company X's product at a cost of $105, and with Company V you would need to take 8 ounces of their product at a cost of $8.50.

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What Makes Xanthones From Mangosteen So Special?

What is amazing is the Mangosteen has never been utilized for its multiple health benefits in North America or Europe despite its history and popularity as a folk remedy in Asia and South America. Until recently, it has been one of nature's best kept secrets. For centuries, the traditional medical healers of India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam have employed Mangosteen for its health benefits. In the last 150 years, the plant has been transported to Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and South America where both researchers and medical practitioners alike have studied and utilized its healing properties.

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Does The World Need Another Phytonutrient?

YES! The science of nutritional supplements is still very young. New scientific studies are always being released and they're leading us to better solutions for today's health concerns. More and more science continues to surface about xanthones and their incredible benefits to human health such as their ability to help the body with a wide array of health problems.

Xanthones represent the very latest that nutritional science has to offer. xanthones are more than a supreme antioxidant, they are a class of multi-functional phytonutrients poised to raise the bar in the nutritional arena!


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What Is The Most Potent Source Of Xanthones?

According to the research, the most concentrated source of xanthones found in nature is in the pericarp (rind) of the mangosteen fruit. The majority of clinical studies on xanthones specify the xanthones used were from the mangosteen pericarp. While xanthones are found in various fruits and vegetables, outside of the mangosteen fruit you will not find them in such highly concentrated levels.


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What are Xanthones?

Xanthones are a type of plant-derived nutrient also known as "phytonutrients." These phytonutrients have been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies to hold tremendous nutritional value. Found to exhibit strong antioxidant activity, xanthones disarm free radicals in the body and enhance and support the body's immune system. Although xanthones exist in small amounts most places in nature, they are found in concentrated amounts in the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit. There are over 40 known forms of xanthones naturally occurring in the pericarp; the two most widely studied are Alpha Mangostin and Gamma Mangostin.

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Who Is Natural Home Cures?

Since 2005, Natural Home Cures is a one-stop resource center that keeps members up to date with the latest research information, exercise and health videos, meditation tapes, health products and services all at one website.

While certain illnesses may require the intervention of traditional medicine, Natural Home Cures assists in reducing or even eliminating your dependency on the traditional health care industry through effective natural remedies.

At Natural Home Cures We Strive to Promote: 

  • Current and credible information.
  • The practice and use of alternative medicine as a preventive measure of illness for a wholesome well-being.
  • An informative resource guide to assist patients in making choices about their health, wellness, and treatment options.
  • Carefully selected products based on their nutrients, quality of production, reasonable cost, and effectiveness.
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Is Natural Home Cures Mangosteen Approved By The FDA?

As Natural Home Cures Mangosteen is a whole food dietary supplement, the FDA does not govern the whole food industry.  Natural Home Cures is subject to existing food and dietary supplement laws, such as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, dietary supplement good manufacturing practices, and adverse event reporting requirements. As is required by law, Natural Home Cures has established the safety and purity of all its ingredients through continuous independent laboratory testing prior to launching and continuing to market our mangosteen products.

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Do You Have A Natural Home Cures Product Label I Could View?

Yes, to view the product label click here. A new window/browser will open.

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I Can't Consume Capsules, Can They Be Easily Broken Apart And Placed Into My Favorite Beverage?

Our capsules are plant based and can easily be pulled apart and placed in your favorite cold beverage or dissolved and consumed with a hot beverage.

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What Are The Capsules Made Of?

The capsules used to encapsulate the mangosteen product are made of a natural plant base. It is Kosher, Halal and Vegan friendly.

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