Saturday, December 15, 2007

Unleashing The Many Healing Benefits of Mangosteen Juice

We all know that herbs, spices and other natural nutritional substances are the oldest form of medicine known to man. Over many centuries, man's experiments with plants have yielded a vast treasure of natural medicines to help us heal many ailments. And the wonderful thing is almost always without harmful side effects. As such many pharmaceuticals are also derived from the extracts of wild plants. But there are still many thousand of plant species that have yet to be studied for their medicinal properties!

It is said that foods have the power to heal. As Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, who compiled a list of over hundred herbs and their uses, said:

“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food“

So it is important that we eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Eating a diet of high in fruits and vegetables can lower our risk of chronic disease. The question is are we doing just that? If not there is a more simple answer – drinking one to two ounces of mangosteen juice a day may just fulfill our daily fruit requirements needs. Taking mangosteen juice daily can help to maintain our good health and vitality besides boosting our immume system to prevent many diseases.

Mangosteen has such a strong antioxidant power deriving from the biological active substance known as xanthones. Over 40 xanthones are found in mangosteen alone! As such this fruit offers potential benefits to almost every system in the body. Research has shown that xanthones and other active substances found in the mangosteen fruit may help with the following:
- Against numerous infections including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites
- Support microbiological balance
- Maintain immune system
- Overall body health and well-being
- Reduces inflammation (helps prevent tissue swelling which can lead to many debilitating diseases & conditions)
- Fatigue (may boost energy level)
- Aging due to free radical exposure
- Counteract allergies
- Promote joint flexibility
- Arthritis and joint health (may reduce inflammation, pain and joint damage associated with arthritis because of mangosteen anti-infllamatory properties)
- Headaches and migraines
- Fibromyalgia (may relieve muscle pain, body inflammation)
- Sports health (may relieve pain and inflammation following sports workout and minor injuries)
- Diarrhea and stomach ailments
- Crohn’s disease
- Colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – may reduce stomach acid output and stabilizes stomach lining
- Diabetes (may lower blood sugar levels)
- Lowers cholesterol level
- Protection of heart muscle
- Hypertension (may lower high blood pressure)
- Atherosclerosis prevention (may promote blood vessel health by decreasing free radical damage and inflammatory build up)
- Nerve damage (may reduce free radical damage)
- Helps prevent Alzheimer disease (may reduce inflammatory response to damaged neurons)
- Helps prevent Parkinson’s disease
- Help thwart cancer (help prevent free radical damage leading to cell mutation and reduce tumor growth)
- Good for skin health
- Bladder infections (may reduce inflammation)
- Endometriosis (relieve pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties)
- Menstrual pain
- Asthma

I’m sure everyone of us wants to have better nutrition and achieve optimal health. Well it is then time for us to check our daily diet. Learning to add more fruits to our daily diet may be the answer.

Dr. Bruce Wilkin said, "I predict that mangosteen will be recognized in years to come as one of the great medical discoveries of all time".

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