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Mangosteen is a plant used to make medicine. The fruit rind is most commonly used, but other parts of the plant, like the seeds, leaves, and bark, are also used.

Mangosteen is used for obesity and a serious gum infection (periodontitis). It is also used for muscle strength, diarrhea, and skin conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

Mangosteen contains chemicals that might act as antioxidants and fight infections, but more information is needed.

When taken by mouth: Mangosteen is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken for up to 12-16 weeks. It might cause constipation, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness.

When applied to the gums: Mangosteen is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the gums as a 4% gel.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Herbs and supplements that might slow blood clotting: Mangosteen might increase the amount of time it takes for blood to clot. Taking it along with other herbs and supplements that slow blood clotting might slow blood clotting even more and might increase the risk of bleeding and bruising in some people. Some of these herbs include angelica, clove, danshen, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, red clover, turmeric, willow, and others.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

ADULTS

BY MOUTH:

  • Obesity: 400 mg of a product containing a mixture of mangosteen and Sphaeranthus indicus (Meratrim, Laila Nutraceuticals) has been taken twice daily for 8-16 weeks.
ON THE GUMS:
  • A serious gum infection (periodontitis): A gel containing 4% mangosteen has been applied to the gums following a special cleaning of the teeth and gums.

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