Experiences with Mangosteen

Succesful experiences with Mangosteen are creating a surge in the use of the fruit's extract by both conventional and naturopathic doctors to treat their patients.

Many have reported successfully treating their patients using Mangosteen instead of prescription or over-the-counter drugs prescribed by health practitioners.

Here are some of the health issues they've successfully addressed, and some of the more common prescription and over-the-counter drugs that Mangosteen equals or outperforms without the harmful and sometimes fatal side effects.

In a published article(1), Dr. J. Frederic Templeman wrote that he uses the Mangosteen extract as "first-line therapy" in the following conditions:

  • arthritis
  • acid dyspepsia or gastritis
  • allergic rhinitis
  • diverticutitis
  • eczema
  • fibromyalgia
  • gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  • hiatal hernia
  • irritable bowel disease
  • mild depression or dysthymia
  • mild to moderate anxiety states
  • mild to moderate asthma
  • neurodermatitis
  • non-arthritis muscle or joint pain
  • otitis externa
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • sleep disorders

Adjunctive Therapy

He also uses the Mangosteen extract as "adjunctive therapy" in the following conditions:(1)

  • bacteria infections
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • chronic pain syndrome
  • cystic fibrosis
  • degenerative disc disease
  • diabetes
  • fungal infections
  • hemorrhoids
  • lupus erythematosis
  • migraine headache
  • moderate to severe depression
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • post-menopausal mood disorder and PMS
  • psoriasis
  • rheumatic or connective tissue diseases
  • severe allergic reactions
  • stomach and duodenal ulcers
  • ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • viral infections

Mangosteen "Equals or Outperforms" Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Dr. Templeman also wrote that, in his opinion, the Mangosteen extract "equals or outperforms" prescription and over-the-counter drugs such as:

  • Alzheimer's preparations such as Aricept and Cognex
  • anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Lexapro when used for dysthymia or anxiety
  • ntihistamines such as Allegra, Xyrtec and Claritin
  • anti-inflammatories such as Celebrex, Vioxx, Bextra, Naproxen, Arthrotec and Ibuprofen
  • H2 blockers such as Zantac and Pepcid
  • lipid-lowering agents such as Lipitor, Zocor and Pravacol
  • migraine preparations such as Midrin, Fiorcicet, Imitrex, Amerge, Maxalt and Zomig
  • narcotics such as Vicodin, Percocet and Duragesic patches
  • Nexium, Prevacid and Aziphex
  • non-opiod pain preparations such as Ultram and Talwin
  • tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax

"...Because of my healing experience, I started researching the Mangosteen fruit... and started sharing it with my patients as a complement to traditional medications. Many patients have been able to taper their medications while on the Mangosteen.

"More and more medical doctors are opening their minds to complementing with natural, alternative solutions. More patients are becoming educated about natural alternatives and approach us with questions and suggestions.

"I personally think Mangosteen is a superior natural product because it has been researched for the last 20 years, and even more so in the last five years, and the findings are amazing."(2)
- Armando de Guzman, M.D.

More Clinical Experience

Dr. Roland Phillips, in his book "Mangosteen: Super Nutrition for the 21st Century"(3), discussed his medical group's experience in helping patients with a Mangosteen preparation and provided the following short list of health issues they've successfully addressed:

  • Acute acne vulgaris
  • Allergies
  • Angina
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Colicky baby
  • Cracked heels and fungus
  • Crying spells
  • Depression
  • Diabetes, Type II
  • Diarrhea
  • Feline panleukopenia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu
  • Glaucoma
  • raves disease
  • Gum sores
  • Heart fibrillation
  • Hepatitis C
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased healing, post surgery
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Macular degeneration
  • Mood instability
  • Muscle aches
  • Pimples/cysts
  • Pinched nerve
  • Plantar warts
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Scorpion bites
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin patches, rough skin
  • Spider bites
  • Tricatellamania
  • Tumors

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Mangosteen Testimonials
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(1) J. Frederic Templeman, M.D., "Medical Doctor: 'I use mangosteen as a first-line therapy for many conditions...'"; Health Journal, Vol. 44, Number 2, 2004; pp. 1-2;
(2) Armando de Guzman, M.D., "Mangosteen offers pain relief to medical doctor...'";Health Journal, Vol. 44, Number 2, 2004; p. 2;
(3) Roland F. Phillips, Jr., B.A., B.S., D.C., "Mangosteen: Super Nutrition for the 21st Century", available at