The mangosteen, a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asian countries is commonly referred to as the Queen of Fruits. This is because it’s often served as a companion piece to the King of Fruits, the durian. Local belief says that both fruits go hand-in-hand because the cooling properties of the mangosteen counters the heaty after effects of the durian. While there is no scientific basis to support this claim, there is evidence showing that mangosteens may be beneficial against cancer and other diseases.
Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) studied the extracts of Garcinia mangostana Linn. (GML) and found it rich in xanthones, a chemical compound that has antimicrobial, antitubercular, antitumor, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.
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