January/February 2005 Alternative Health
Mangosteen, A Royal Fruit
by Dede Farrell
The beauty of being teachable is that you will always be led to exciting
discoveries. I have a tremendous passion about my latest and greatest
treasure. Garcinia Mangostana is known in SE Asia as the Queen of the
Fruits. Its arrival to market is met with anticipation and celebration.
We in the United States are just now realizing Mangosteen as one of
the great medical discoveries of all time.
One of my mentors, Dr. Fredrick Templeman M.D, knows this remarkable
fruit, he comments, "Mangosteen without a doubt will be the most
successful food supplement ever". That is an impressive statement
coming from an MD about a single fruit. That got my attention.
Tens of thousands of people around the globe are using Mangosteen daily.
It is a simple food that is producing profound effects on people's heath
and well-being by changing the way the entire body works. The secret
of this impressive botanical is what is known as Xanthones, plant chemicals
of an elite order. Powerful anti-oxidants driven by the most studied
of the Mangosteen xanthones, alpha-mangostin and gamma-mangostin and
Garcinone E. St. John's Wort, a relative in the Mangosteen family of
Guttiferae, can't compete with its 2 Xanthones compared to Mangosteens
44 powerful Xanthones! There are only 200 Xanthones known to science.
One of the many positive effects of the Mangosteen is its ability to
alleviate the inflammation responsible for many painful conditions.
Dr. Sam Walters states, "Mangosteen, more than any other fruit
that we are aware of, possesses the capability to alter the course of
inflammation. It is a proven Cox 2 inhibitor." My own research
has indicated that Leaky Gut Syndrome, where toxins leak into the bloodstream
at alarming rates because the intestines are hyper-permeable and very
inflamed, is causing many other serious illnesses. Mangosteen is incredibly
effective in its ability to control the inflammation of Leaky Gut Syndrome,
Colitis, Ulcers and their domino fallout of symptoms including Liver
dysfunctions, toxic oxidation of cells, Chronic Fatigue etc.
Many dis-eases in the body systems lead down the road to fungal overgrowth,
bacterial growing environments, protein absorption problems, food allergies
and nutritional deficiencies of tryptophan and other essential amino
acids. Our world contains all kinds of microbial dangers, viruses, bacteria,
fungi and parasites. When viruses, such as the HIV virus, invade a cell
they turn its DNA into virus producing factories. HIV virus has a protein
called HIV Protease, which puts the finishing touches on an immature
virus. Two of the powerful Xanthones in Mangosteen have demonstrated
the ability to interfere with HIV Protease causing the virus to remain
immature and incapable of infection.
These are only some of the reasons I love this fruit. I encourage everyone
to research this amazing botanical. There is a foot and a half of scientific
research documents from around the world showing why and how Garcinia
Mangostana is an off the charts free radical scavenger, fights inflammation,
is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral plus 30 other anti's including
lowering blood sugar, blood pressure and blood fat. It is a great LDL
low-density lipoprotein. Doctors are using Mangosteen as first line
defense for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Hernias, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia,(
it is a highly effective pain reliever), Fatigue, also as a serotonin
re-uptake inhibitor replacing Prozac, Paxil and other anti-depressant
drugs. Irritable Bowel, Asthma, Diverticulitus, Tumors and Eczema are
some of the others being helped. The list is long. The folklore studies
are also fascinating and abundant, going back generations.
In conclusion, when I was asked by a peer to review and research this
botanical I was drawn to do so, then quite impressed by what I discovered.
Since starting to consume it daily, the sense of well-being, energy,
better sleep and weight loss I feel are changing my life. I now choose
Mangosteen over all other remedies. I've been involved in the study,
use and marketing of nature's wonders for over 36 years as a healer,
teacher, practitioner, mentor and business woman. There is no one condition
in my personal opinion that Mangosteen will leave unhealed. I am so
grateful to have this remarkable Queen of Fruits in my life and to share
Please contact me, Dede Farrell for information, documentation,
and verification or to experience the heavenly taste of the Mangosteen
Juice. I host Mangosteen GO Parties for education and tasting every
Friday night in Sellwood at 7:30pm. Call 503-288-5846 or e-mail Dede