What Are Xanthones..?

Xanthones are polyphenolic compounds that occur naturally in various organic materials. There are more than 200 types of xanthones in the nature and the modern-medical scientists nowadays put their interest in researching the health benefits of this amazingly great polyphenolic compounds worldwide. Mangosteen has over 40 types of Xanthones and it is held that,mangosteen is the only fruit that is richest in xanthones among other fruits and the pericarp has the richest concentration of these Xanthones. Always remember that Xanthones occur in only a very limited way in nature and this rich source of Xanthones is what makes mangosteen unique.

Various studies from medical doctors and scientists have shown that Xanthones in Mangosteen have properties such as: anti-tumor (shrinks tumors), anti-leukemia and bacterial activities, especially an outer cell virus. Has the rich property in anti - oxidation, furthermore, the research works affirmed that xanthones can obliterate some types of cancer.


The discovery of natural xanthones in mangosteen fruit is, therefore, the hope of modern medical scientists to take advantages of its healing properties to be benefit to the medication of some diseases as well as the development of medical products in the future. 

Currently, there are many research works worldwide which affirm the rich properties of xanthones to the human bodyAnti-oxidant properties: Xanthones in Mangosteen is one of the most effective anti-oxidants found. The academic research worldwide indicates that Xanthones in mangosteen fruit has the most potency of anti-oxidants, 20-30 times better than any other fruits and vegetables.

Anti-biotic properties: Xanthones in Mangosteen has anti- bacterial properties for both gram positive and gram negative bacterial. Moreover, it has the rich properties in inhibiting the increasing of outer cell virus which cannot be affected even by the antibiotics.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Xanthones in Mangosteen can relieve the rheumatism found mostly in the elderly people. Xanthones inhibit the Cyclo-oxygenase1 (Cox-1) and Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (Cox-2) enzymes activities which are the key enzymes to produce a Prostaglandins which is the major cause of human inflammatory pathway. Moreover, it helps increasing human joint elasticity and reducing the rheumatism as well.

Relieves allergenic properties: According to the academic researches, Xanthones encourage the Mass Cell to produce less of histamine which is the causes of human allergenic and to encourage the respiratory system to perform more effectively.

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