Science of the mangosteen and the role of inflammation on chronic disease

Inflammation is present in many major diseases and science shows the mangosteen fruit can be an important natural anti-inflammatory.

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The mangosteen fruit has extremely powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties and more than 40 different antioxidants. Below you will find extracts from a paper by Les Berenson M.D., F.A.C.P. You can see a PDF version of this paper by clicking here.

He provides the following table setting out a number of diseases where inflammation is felt to be a central component.

Inflammation in common diseases
The mangosteen fruit is a natural anti-inflammatory, particularly through all the xanthones it contains. This is described in the following table.

xanthone effect
In the balance of the article he discusses how anti-inflammatories can be useful as a prevention and restorative tool in both cancer and for heart disease and strokes.  He discusses real-life case studies where these benefits have been demonstrated.

The article finishes with two pages (in small print) of scientific papers that support the conclusions of the article. The whole article is well worth reading.

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