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As a type of tropical fruit, mangosteen can be consumed as a food, a drink, or in the form of dietary supplements. When mangosteen is used medicinally, it is claimed to have several health benefits. Mangosteen fruit and supplements, for example, are claimed to help treat or prevent the following conditions:
Mangosteen is also claimed to enhance the functioning of the immune system and to promote good mental health. However, there is little evidence to suggest that mangosteen really does work for any of these uses.
(Click Mangosteen for more information on potential mangosteen fruit benefits. This article also provides a complete overview of mangosteen, including information on potential side effects, safety concerns, and its effectiveness.)
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