"Queen of All Fruits"
Mindanao, the southernmost region in the Philippines, is lucky to have Durian as the king of all fruits, and also Mangosteen, the queen of all fruits.
according to this link, http://www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/mangosteen.htm
"Mangosteen as Herbal Medicine
Recent studies shows that the rind (skin) has anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-tumor properties. Initial results also reveals that mangosteen have anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties. The active therapeutic compound found in mangosteen is called "Xanthones".
Xanthones provides many times more anti-oxidants than Vitamin C & E. Xanthones have been receiving much attention lately from researchers and scientist for its medicinal value. It appears to benefit every organ of the body. The whole mangosteen fruit is the single, best source of Xanthones.
The strong anti-oxidant properties of the mangosteen fruit fights free radicals in the body. This helps strengthen the immune system, promote joint and cartilage function, helps support a strong respiratory system and helps maintain good health."