According to healthline - Mangosteen peel extract was booming some time ago because it was thought to have good properties for beauty. Is the claim about the benefits of mangosteen peel true?
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn.) is a cultivated plant that thrives in Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia. Mangosteen is also often referred to as the queen of fruits because many studies have revealed its various benefits, such as improving memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction because it has properties as a neuroprotector.
According to experts, mangosteen peels contain antioxidants, especially xanthones, which are 27 times more abundant than the pulp. So, what are the benefits of mangosteen skin when viewed from this one content?
Getting to know xanthone, an antioxidant found in mangosteen peels
Antioxidants in mangosteen peel are basically components that can neutralise the negative effects of free radicals. Free radicals themselves are often associated with various health and beauty problems, such as cancer, diabetes, and premature aging.
There are various types of antioxidants. In mangosteen, the antioxidants contained are vitamin C, folate, and xanthone. The latter is a type of antioxidant that can only be found in plants and is one of the most powerful types of antioxidants.
Xanthone compounds found in mangosteen skin consist of mangostin, mangostenol A, mangostinon A, mangostinon B, trapezifolixanthone, tovophyllin B, alpha mangostin, beta mangostin, garcinon B, mango stanol, flavonoids epicatechin and gartanin. All of them are very beneficial for health.
In some studies, xanthones have been shown to alleviate diabetes, inflammation, and treat wrinkles caused by premature aging. In addition, these compounds also prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. However, this claim still needs to be proven by deeper research.
Health benefits of mangosteen peel
Mangosteen peel extract can be obtained through over-the-counter supplements. However, you can also make your own mangosteen peel powder by simply drying it for 2-3 days and then mashing it.
In addition to beauty, here are some health benefits of mangosteen peel.
1. Lowers the risk of chronic diseases
The xanthone content in mangosteen peel has anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of mangosteen peel extract is believed to help prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
According to research, mangosteen peel is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants in mangosteen peel are useful for preventing cancer-causing free radicals, and other diseases associated with oxidative stress.
The benefits of this mangosteen skin are also related to the fiber content in it, which reduces the risk of digestive diseases. Nevertheless, this claim has never been fully tested on humans through authentic research.
2. Helps to lose weight
For those of you who are trying to lose weight, manggis skin extract is known to have the ability to help lose weight. However, to get the benefits of this mango skin, you are also advised to take other dietary supplements, such as Sphaeranthus indicus.
Regarding the dosage of mangosteen skin consumption or supplements above, you should first consult with a doctor or nutritionist.
3. Solve the problem of gums.
Research has revealed that applying a gel that contains 4 percent mangosteen skin extract can help maintain gum hygiene. Healthy gums will make the tooth roots stronger and reduce your risk of frequent bleeding gums or more serious gums problems.
4. Maintain the health of the immune system
Other antioxidant content, such as vitamin C, makes the benefits of mangosteen skin as a keeper of the immune system. Vitamin C is very needed by the body to keep the immune system working at its maximum while also having antioxidant properties in general.
5. Reduces menstrual problems
The roots and skin of mangosteen are traditionally known to help regulate the menstrual cycle in women. Not only that, mangosteen skin also contains properties to relieve uncomfortable symptoms that often occur before entering the period of menstruation.
6. As a skin care.
Its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant abilities of mango skin are known to help reduce the risk of various skin diseases, such as skin inflammation, skin aging, eczema, allergies, and bacterial infections. Not only that, mangosteen skin can lighten the skin and deal with acne.
Guidelines if you want to consume mango skin
Mangosteen skin extracts are now widely sold freely on the market. If you want to try it, make sure you know how to take the herbal medicine contained on the packaging.
Here are the tips you can understand when you want to consume manggis skin extract that has been packed into herbal medicine:
Make sure you buy a manggis skin extract product that has a logo and has been registered in BPOM RI.
Check the expiration date of the product you purchase.
Although made of natural ingredients, herbal medicines are not always safe to consume. The same goes for mangosteen skin. For the safety of mangosteen skin extract that you buy on the market, until now it is not clearly known its safety information if it is consumed as medicines.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid herbal products including mangosteen skin extract.
Stop using mangosteen skin extract for at least 14 days if you are going to have surgery.
Although there are so many benefits of mangosteen skin that you can get, do not exaggerate in consuming mango skin extract in any form. Keep in mind that mangosteen should not be used as a replacement for medicine.
If you have any health problems associated with the above conditions, consult a doctor.
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