Mangosteen as an Anti-Bacterial

Koh JJ, Qiu S, Zou H, Lakshminarayanan R, Li J, Zhou X, Tang C, Saraswathi P, Verma C, Tan DT, Tan AL, Liu S, *Beuerman RW*. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Sep 13. pii: S0005-2736. Ref. Link:
PMID: 22982495 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

mangosteen-02Alpha-mangostin kills one of the most feared types of bacteria MRSA at very low concentrations. This has value over word of mouth because it is agreed upon by the medical scientific community.

Rapid bactericidal action of alpha-mangostin against MRSA as an outcome of membrane targeting.
The Xanthones from the mangosteen have been shown in laboratory studies to be powerful Antioxidants, Anti-Inflammatories and to have other special properties. However, laboratory results do not guarantee that the same will happen in the human body. Mangosteen is a nutritious fruit not a drug, and no therapeutic claims are made for this product.