Is mangosteen the answer for your disease/illness? Health article by Bob Curtis
The Mangosteen is tangerine-sized and is deep purple in color on the outside, with a bright white pulp in the inside. Prized because of its excellent flavor, in Asia it is called the "Queen of Fruits," and, in the French Caribbean, the "Food of the Gods."
Used for centuries throughout the lands in which it grows, recent scientific studies have revealed an incredible scope of potent human health benefits leading many to believe that Mangosteen will be the most important fruit on earth.
I am convinced that Mangosteen will, without a doubt, be the most successful food supplement ever.
Dr. Templeman is a practicing primary care physician, board-certified in both the US and Canada, who has never before endorsed a food supplement. But after testing a Mangosteen derived Juice on his patients, Dr. Templeman went on to publish MANGOSTEEN, THE X FACTOR.
His booklet summarized both the observations of the native healers and peoples of Southeast Asia, and the scientific research that now documents the potent effects of this amazing fruit.
As Dr. Templeman states in the beginning of his book, what is impressive about these studies is that all the scientific studies on Mangosteen are independent. The studies have no commercial bias. In addition, while potent effects are noted with profound implications for human health, no safety or toxicity issues have been noted.
The following is a summary of the X Factor by Dr. Templeman
Protects against pathogens, sepsis, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, AIDS, and diverticulosis. Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal. Laboratory demonstrated to interfere with HIV protease, which keeps the virus immature and incapable of infections. Thai study demonstrated effectiveness against staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Polysaccharides in the rind stimulate phagocytic immune cells (PMNs and monocytes). Effective against salmonella, typhus and tuberculosis bacteria.
Asian healers have used Mangosteen for centuries for syphilis, malaria, and amebic dysentery. In South America, it is used for intestinal worm infestations.
Catechins in Mangosteen: Prevent formation of carcinogenic compounds by blocking co-carcinogens. Turn up body's natural detoxification defenses. Suppress cancer promotion or growth.
Dysentery, GI pathogens, diverticulosis, histamine and serotonin blocking capacity. Reduces excess stomach acid. Anti-allergic effect. Anti-stomach ulcer.
Mangosteen study in September 2002 reported that it is an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agent. Relevant for asthma. Xanthoses modulate IGE, antibody class involved in allergic reactions. Mangosteen can accomplish what we now use several drugs to do. Ideal product to use daily to protect our respiratory systems integrity
The Central Nervous System
Dr. Nakahatas research with glial cells (central nervous systems cells) suggest that Mangosteen could produce a therapeutic effect in both treatment and prevention of Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease.
Mangosteen used for centuries to treat eczema, dermatitis, wounds, ringworm, acne, impetigo, and growth disorders of dermis (psoriasis or seborrhea) skin cancer and sun damage.
Folk Medicine Remedies (India, China, Malaysia, Philippines, etc.)
Antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory powers. Treating eczematous and hyperkeratotic skin conditions. In Caribbean, tonic for fatigue and malaise. Controlling fever.
Helps with fatigue, low energy. Used on persons with chronic fatigue and illness. From Dr. James Duke, perhaps Americas foremost ethnobotanist. Retired in 1995. He worked for the USDA and University of Maryland. Prolific writer and created a phytochemical and ethnobotanical database.
Mangosteen is listed with 138 separate benefits. The following are the major benefits:
Anti-tumor and cancer prevention
Anti-lipidemic -- blood pressure lowering
Anti-inflammatory -- prevents inflammation
Anti-ulcer -- prevents both stomach, mouth, and bowel ulcers
Anti-obesity -- helps with weight loss
Anti-atherosclerotic -- prevents hardening of the arteries
Anti-viral -- prevents or modulates fungal infections
Anti-Alzheimers -- helps prevent dementia
Anti-arthritic -- prevention of arthritis
Anti-osteoporosis -- helps prevent the loss of bone mass
Anti-periodontic -- reduces/prevents inflammation and infection of gums
Anti-seborrhic -- prevents seborrhea (skin disease that causes dandruff)
Anti-calcultic -- prevents kidney stones
Anti-pyretic -- fever lowering
Anti-neuralgic -- reduces nerve pain (i.e. diabetic neuropathy of the feet, hands)