Miracle of the Rind : Mangosteen is a queen of the tropical fruits with a sweet and sour taste.
It is widely cultivated in Indochina countries : Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and can only be found once a year during raining season.
In Thailand, Mangosteen is found in the Eastern and Southern regions. The fruit is 2-3 cm in diameter with a thick reddish - purple rind covers the aril or pulp which is segmented like that of an orange. The active ingredients in the fruit hull have an astringent property that can be medically used to cure diarrhea. Mangostins from the fruit hull extract acts as an antibacterial agent and anti - inflammatory agent therefore, is used as an ingredient in anti - ulcer creams. In cosmetics, it is widely used as a treatment for infected acne and oral paste due to its activities agent pathogenic bacteria. Mangosteen peel extract is proven on the anti - bacteria activities against S.pyogenes, P. gingivalis, S. mutans, and Saureus, which are the oral cavity pathogenic bacteria. Mangosteen extract is therefore an excellent ingredient to be added in mouth spray, oral paste, and toothpaste.