Monday, October 17, 2011

Benefits of Mangosteen

Many benefits of mangosteen for health. Mangosteen is a fruit tree from shady tropical forests in Southeast Asia, namely Malaysia or Indonesia wilderness. From Southeast Asia, this plant spreads to areas of Central America and other tropical regions such as Sri Lanka, Malagasy, Caribbean, Hawaii, and Northern Australia. 
Benefits of Mangosteen

Mangosteen plants can live in the lowlands to the altitude of 1,000 meters below sea level. The best growth is achieved on the area with an altitude of 500-600 meters below sea level with a wet climate types. A good wind is not too tight. In the cultivation of mangosteen, the wind plays a role in flower pollination for fruit growing. The area suitable for cultivation of mangosteen is an area which has an annual rainfall 1500-3000 mm / year and evenly throughout the year.

The best soil for the cultivation of mangosteen is a fertile soil, friable and contains organic ingredients. The degree of soil acidity (pH soil) is ideal for the cultivation of mangosteen is 5-7, but more tolerant of low pH (acidic) in peatlands. For the mangosteen plant growth requires an area with good drainage and ground water is not stagnant and is at a depth of 50-200 meters.

The benefits of mangosteen, among others: 
Rind: The most natural source of xanthones is the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), which contains over 30 xanthones. Xanthones are some of the best known antioxidants. In fact, many doctors refer to xanthones as "Super antioxidants." Because the content of the most efficacious as an antioxidant to prevent cancer, and many other benefits as inflammation of the urinary tract, inflamed tonsils, intestinal bleeding, worm medicine, hemorrhoids, ulcers, tumors in the oral cavity and throat. 

Fruit: used for juice prevent dehydration and loss of essential nutrients from diarrhea. In Thailand used to treat infected wounds, tuberculosis, malaria, and syphilis. 

Leaves: leaf extract of mangosteen with various doses can reduce the number of spermatids cells, the addition of the number of abnormal spermatozoa, and the slow forward movement of spermatozoa of mice. 
Bark: can be used to prevent dysentery, ulcers and diarrhea. 
Roots: to facilitate menstruation 

Mangosteen content nutrients per 100 g: 
Calories 60-63 cal, Humidity 80.2 to 84.9 g, 0.50 to 0.60 g protein, 0.1 to 0.6 g Fat, total 14.3 to 15.6 g Carbohydrates, Total Sugars 16 0.42 to 16, 82 g (sucrose, glucose and fructose), Fibre 5.0 to 5.1 g, 0.01 to 8.0 mg Calcium, Phosphorus 0.02 to 12.0 mg, Iron 0.20 - 0.80 mg, 0.03 mg Thiamine, Ascorbic Acid 1.0 to 2.0 mg.

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