Health Benefits of Mangosteen for Children


Mangosteen juice is highly beneficial for treating numerous childhood diseases, like infections, diarrhea, fever, cold, asthma, influenza, and toothache. It is also effective in treating autism, improve sleep disorder, cure depression, improve attention, treat dietary allergies, angina and diabetes type II. 

Many people wonder about the rising popularity of mangosteen recently. Earlier, mangisteen was eaten only by gods. As suggested by an ancient legend, this fruit was discovered by Buddha. He tried it, felt the curative effect and gave it to people as a gift from heaven. This is the reason that this amazing fruit is still revered by Asian people as the sacred fruit. Mangosteen provides health benefits not only for the sick, but for healthy people as well. However, recent research has also proven benefits for children.

The rising popularity of junk food has led to the development of chronic diseases like obesity, hypertension, and type II diabetes. Most diseases manifest themselves. The mangosteen fruit is one of the most delicious fruits around the world. Although there are numerous beneficial contents present on this fruit, xanthones is believed to be the most important of all.

Is Mangosteen safe for my Child?

Health Benefits of Mangosteen for KidsThe battle for health and youth has long been turned into a real war. The root of the problem lies in the fact that we don’t know the real face of our enemy. Mangosteen is a unique tool for healing. The protective properties surely deserve special consideration.

The high content of nutrients, protects your child from infections and viral and fungal diseases. Furthermore, the various fito-substances of mangosteen are water-soluble and therefore easily pass through the cell membrane and attack the free radicals and foreign substances. Most importantly, it is highly helpful in proper growth and development of the body, thus being completely safe and healthy for children.

Health Benefits of Mangosteen for Children

Here are some of the amazing health benefits of mangosteen for children.


Helps Treat Autism: It has been proven through medical statistics that every 100th child is a victim of autism, characterized by physical, developmental disorders, mood swings, isolation and lack of development of communicative abilities. The basic cause is a lack of important nutrients and imbalance of amino acids, serotonin, tryptophan, and fatty acids. Mangosteen juice shows a positive effect on all these aspects. It not only helps to reduce the symptoms of autism but also prevents the occurrence of similar diseases in children.

Helps with Sleep Disorders: Usually, autistic children are exposed to sleep disorders as well. This is because of the reduced levels of melatonin, which in turn adversely affects the internal clock of your child’s body. The level of melatonin influences the hormonal and biochemical reactions that influence human behavior. Furthermore, melatonin is a powerful antioxidant as well and has the ability to dissolve in fats and water thus protecting brain cells from oxidative stress. The xanthones present in mangosteen relieve stress while regulating the level of melatonin and cortisol and restoring proper metabolism thus compensating for amino acid balance. Mangosteen juice also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid for brain that increases the duration while improving the quality of sleep without providing adverse effects on memory and cognitive function.

Improves Attention: Research has proved that concentration problems are usually a result of lack of essential nutrients. Here, mangosteen comes to the rescue. It is loaded with various essential nutrients. Instead of treating a violation of attention with medicines, it is better to ensure your child’s body being provided by essential nutrients.

Cures Depression: As is well known, the onset of depression occurs due to many factors like poor diet, imbalance of fatty acids, digestive disorders, intoxication, hormonal disorders, and the level of cortisol. The xanthones present in mangosteen possess the quality to alleviate the symptoms of fatty acids imbalance while eliminating the violations caused by toxins. Furthermore, mangosteen is great to treat depression in children. Daily consumption of mangosteen regulates the level of serotonin and tryptophan, as nutrients present in the food improve the overall health of your child.

Treats Dietary Allergies: Many children suffering from autism are sensitive to some foods. This is because of the peptides from food thatpenetrate into the blood and cause reaction of the immune system thus leading to behavioral disorders. The anti-inflammatory effect of xanthones present in mangosteen helps to reduce the allergic attacks in autistic children. Furthermore, besides reducing the inflammatory effects, the xanthones also kill germs and parasites responsible for inflammation.

Diabetes Type II: Diabetes is recently one of the most dangerous diseases, surfing through children. Mangosteen juice is helpful not only for adults, but also for children suffering from type II diabetes. The xanthones present in the fruit possesses the unique quality to slow down and suspend insulin resistance at the cellular level. Usually, the level of sugar in the blood drops to the 100 units in just a few minutes after drinking mangosteen.


Treats Angina: If your child is between 6-12 years of age, give him/her a tablespoon of mangosteen juice diluted with 8 spoons of water. Make it a point that your child gargles with this juice every 30 minutes during inflammation, followed by a rinse once or twice a day. If your child is under 6 years of age, reduce the quantity of juice to 2 teaspoons, mixed with plenty of water.

Precautionary measures 

Although mangosteen possesses numerous health benefits, it is always wise to check your child for allergies before introducing to a new food. Make sure that there is no family history of allergy against mangosteen before you introduce it to your child. If yes, be cautious and look for any allergic symptoms after your child consumes the fruit. In case of allergic symptoms, consult your doctor to avoid severe consequences.

Nutrition Facts about Mangosteen

In addition to the tangy and sweet, juicy taste, mangosteen is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.


Serving Size: 1 cup, drained (196gms)

Amount per Serving
Calories 143                                                                                        Calories from Fat 10
%Daily Value
Total Fat 1.14gms 2%
Saturated Fat  
Trans Fat  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13.72mg 1%
Potassium 94.08mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35.1gms 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.53gms 14%
Sugar Alcohols  
Protein 0.8gms  
Vitamin A 68.6 IU 1%
Vitamin C 5.68 mg 9%
Calcium 23.52 mg 2%
Iron 0.59 mg 3%