A tropical fruit that thrives in humid and hot temperatures, mangosteen is primarily grown within the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore. It is round in shape which has a diameter of 2-3 inches and has a dark purple color skin. Its size may be likened to some small apple or peach. Mangosteen may be opened by 50 percent ways.
You can press it hard then twist until it opens. Another way is by cutting its skin inside the middle and treatment of the first half. Use a fork to scoop its fruit. The fruit appears like a clove of garlic with 6-7 sections and contains a sweet and sour taste. Translucent and white, the fruit could have seeds, particularly the big ones, as the small ones are without seeds.
Known because of its medicinal abilities, these Southeast Asian countries tried it to take care of several types of diseases.
People in the Philippines boil their leaves and bark to help remedy fever, dysentery, diarrhea, and urinary problems.
An extract looking at the leaves combined with unripe banana and benzoin can be used in Malaysia to make use of for the wound caused by circumcision.