Worldwide Research

Our knowledge about Xanthones has only just begun

Scientific research is making it increasingly evident that xanthones are the substance responsible for the wide range of medicinal benefits experienced by people who use the Mangosteen.  In terms of xanthones, there is no other known fruit that compares. What is even more exciting is that as time goes on, and after more research, other important xanthones could be discovered.

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It is difficult to estimate the exact number of researchers working to develop medicine or pharmacological drugs from the mangosteen fruit, as research in this area is ongoing and constantly evolving. However, there have been a significant number of studies conducted on the potential health benefits of mangosteen and its various components, such as xanthones, which have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and other pharmacological properties.

Many of these studies have been conducted by researchers affiliated with universities, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies around the world. Some of the countries with the most active research in this area include Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United States, and Japan. While it is difficult to provide an exact number, it is clear that the development of medicines and pharmacological drugs from the mangosteen fruit is an active area of research and a topic of significant interest among scientists and medical professionals.

  • There are over 40 xanthones that have been identified in the mangosteen fruit, with alpha-mangostin and gamma-mangostin being the most abundant and well-studied xanthones in this fruit.

  • Xanthones are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and other pharmacological properties, and have been the focus of numerous studies exploring their potential health benefits.

  • The wide variety of xanthones present in the mangosteen fruit suggests that it may have potential as a source of novel therapeutic compounds.

Mangosteen Research: Exploring the Potential Health Benefits of Xanthones through PubMed Studies