Mangosteen - What is it & How to use

The fruit rind contains tannins. These might help for diarrhea. But there is no scientific information about whether mangosteen works for any medical condition.

Effectiveness

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database 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.

The effectiveness ratings for MANGOSTEEN are as follows:

Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for…

  • Dysentery.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Thrush.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Eczema.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mangosteen for these uses.

Dose

The appropriate dose of mangosteen depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mangosteen. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Safety Concerns

There is not enough reliable information to know if mangosteen products are safe for use as medicines.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking mangosteen if you are 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.

Interaction with medication

Moderate
Be cautious with this combination.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Mangosteen might slow blood clotting and increase bleeding time. Taking mangosteen along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), dipyridamole (Persantine), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.