A review: Mangosteen an untapped source of bioactive
Shemil Shahaban OP
The Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical fruit known for its unique taste and potential health benefits. This review paper aims to provide an overview of the applications of mangosteen in various fields and explore its waste utilization potential. The paper begins by introducing the mangosteen fruit, its nutritional composition, and its phytochemical profile, highlighting its rich content of xanthones, tannins, and other bioactive compounds. The pharmacological properties of mangosteen, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities, are discussed, shedding light on its potential therapeutic applications in traditional medicine and functional foods. Furthermore, this review delves into the industrial applications of mangosteen, including the utilization of its rind, seeds, and pericarp for the extraction of bioactive compounds and the development of value-added products. Studies exploring the utilization of mangosteen waste as a source of natural dyes, functional additives, and biofuels are presented, showcasing the sustainable utilization of this fruit and its by-products.
How to cite this article:
Shemil Shahaban OP. A review: Mangosteen an untapped source of bioactive. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1619-1628.