- Mangosteen is a tropical fruit. The fruit, fruit juice, rind, twig, and bark are used as medicine.
- Mangosteen is used for diarrhea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, thrush, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, cancer, osteoarthritis, and an intestinal infection called dysentery.
- It is also used for stimulating the immune system and improving mental health.
- Some people apply mangosteen to the skin for eczema and other skin conditions.
- These days, mangosteen juice is becoming a popular “health drink.” It is usually sold under the name “xango juice.”
- The fruit rind contains tannins. These might help for diarrhea.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking mangosteen if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Bleeding disorders: Mangosteen might slow blood clotting. Taking mangosteen might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
- Surgery: Mangosteen might slow blood clotting. Taking mangosteen might increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Stop taking mangosteen 2 weeks before surgery.
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