Mangosteen, which has the scientific name Garcinia mangostana L is a plant that grows and develops in tropical countries. Mangosteen originates from Indonesia, more precisely in the Sunda Islands which includes the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara. The mangosteen plant produces fruit with a hard peel, but has a soft flesh with a fresh sweet and sour taste. Mangosteen is very easy to recognize because it has a distinctive color on its purple-black skin. Mangosteen fruit is widely consumed because of the benefits of its antioxidant content. But not only the fruit, the skin of the mangosteen can also be useful for health and medicine.
Mangosteen Peel Nutrient Content
Phytochemical research shows that mangosteen peel contains active ingredients which include xanthones, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins. Xanthones themselves produce pharmacological effects including antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects. Not only that, xanthones themselves are active ingredients that are antioxidants in which the amount is 27 times more than the flesh of the fruit. Then what are the benefits of mangosteen peel for health?
The Benefits of Mangosteen Skin for Health
Overcome Menstrual Disorders
Prevent Heart Disease