The fruit is either dark purple or red. The fruit pulp has a mild acidic and sweet flavor. Mangosteen includes compounds that may work as antioxidants and anti-infectives.
Mangosteen is used for serious gum infections, obesity, muscle strength, and diarrhea. Those who experience sciatica pain that is uncontrollable by medication can benefit greatly from mangosteens anti-inflammatory effects. Of its anti-inflammatory and cox-2 inhibitor properties, eating mangosteen two to three times a day will aid in pain relief. Scientifically known as Garcinia mangostana, the delicious fruit goes by the common names of mangosteen and purple mangosteen. It is referred to as "Mangustaan" in Hindi, "Ivarumamidi" in Telugu, and "Kaattampi" in Malayalam in the vernacular. Fresh mangosteens taste great in salads and smoothies. But, they can also be used to create jams, ice creams, and other unique treats