Tuberculosis. Xanthones, isolated from the fruit hulls and the edible arils and seeds of Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen fruit, were tested for their antituberculosis potential. The investigators
found alpha- and beta-mangostins and garcinone B exhibited strong inhibitory effect
against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).
3) Antimycobacterial activity of prenylated xanthones from the fruits of Garcinia mangostana.
Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2003 Jul;51(7):857- 9. Suksamrarn S, Suwannapoch N,
Phakhodee W, Thanuhiranlert J, Ratananukul P, Chimnoi N, Suksamrarn A. Department of
Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.
A Summary of 31 Mangosteen Studies
Introduction: Narace D. Seudeal, Ph.D. is a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry who refuses to accept products without the research to back them up — meaning actual clinical and scientific studies rather than weak tests that have no real relevance to the human condition. Mangosteen xanthones research is extensive and studied by Ph.D.’s, MD’s, and other research scientists from around the world.
Dr. Seudeal reviewed 31 selections of mangosteen xanthones research articles and condensed the main conclusions in an easy-to-read format with the least technical jargon as possible, yet keeping the integrity of the medical findings intact.
Remember, this is just a sampling of xanthones research. There are over 1500 papers on xanthones listed at www.pubmed.gov, the National Medical Library. For hundreds of years, Asian natives used the mangosteen fruit to treat a variety of sicknesses and conditions, without any clue as to the nature of the active ingredients in their concoctions using the mangosteen fruit or why they worked. Today, because of the mangosteen xanthones research done worldwide, we can understand why the potions, preparations, and poultices used by
the natives of Asia were effective enough to endure through time. 31 Mangosteen Research Studies
Summarized by Narace D. Seudeal, Ph.D.