Mangosteen's Xanthones inhibit fungi activity

1: J Nat Prod. 1997 May;60(5):519-24. Related Articles, Links Evaluation of the antifungal activity of natural xanthones from Garcinia mangostana and their synthetic derivatives. Gopalakrishnan G, Banumathi B, Suresh G. Centre for Agrochemical Research, SPIC Science Foundations, Madras, India.
PMID: 9213587 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

mangosteen-01The antifungal activity of several xanthones isolated from the fruit hulls of Garcinia mangostana and some derivatives of mangostin against three phytopathogenic fungi, Fusarium oxysporum vasinfectum, Alternaria tenuis, and Dreschlera oryzae, has been evaluated.

The natural xanthones showed good inhibitory activity against the three fungi. Substitution in the A and C rings has been shown to modify the bioactivities of the compounds.
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.