Mangosteen contains chemicals that might act as antioxidants and fight infections.
People use mangosteen for serious gum infections, obesity, muscle strength, diarrhea, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Don't confuse mangosteen with garcinia. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the gums: Mangosteen gel is possibly safe.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if mangosteen is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorders: Mangosteen might slow blood clotting. Taking mangosteen might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Surgery: Mangosteen might slow blood clotting. Taking mangosteen might increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Stop taking mangosteen 2 weeks before surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with MANGOSTEEN
Mangosteen might slow blood clotting. Taking mangosteen along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
Donepezil (Aricept) interacts with MANGOSTEEN
Mangosteen might increase the effects of donepezil.
Be watchful with this combination
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