Mangostin is a natural organic compound isolated from various parts of the mangosteen tree (Garcinia mangostana). It is a yellow crystalline solid with a xanthone core structure. Mangostin and a variety of other xanthones from mangosteen have been investigated for biological properties including antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities.
The rind of partially ripe mangosteen fruit yields mangostin, also β-mangostin. That of fully ripe fruits contains the xanthones gartanin, 8-disoxygartanin, and normangostin. A derivative of mangostin, mangostin-3,6-di-O-glucoside, is a central nervous system depressant and causes a rise in blood pressure.
US Patent Issued to Laila Nutraceuticals on June 11 for "Process for Producing .Gamma. -Mangostin" (Indian Inventors)
Jun 17, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 17 -- United States Patent no. 8,461,360, issued on June 11, was assigned to Laila Nutraceuticals...
Publication No. WO/2009/093259 Published on July 30, Indian Inventors Develop Gamma-Mangostin Production Process
Aug 01, 2009; GENEVA, Aug. 1 -- Ganga, Raju Gokaraju, Rama, Raju Gokaraju, Trimurtulu Golakoti, Venkateswarlu Somepalli and Kiran Bhupathiraju...