Saturday, 15 December 2012

Manggis jantan (male mangosteen)

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Manggis jantan (male mangosteen)

We have an interesting mangosteen variant here in Malaysia. It's called manggis jantan (manggis = mangosteen, jantan = male, so combining them gives you male mangosteen!) due to its protruding end. Some even call it manggis Jepun (Jepun = Japan) as this variant is predominantly exported to Japan. It's absolutely delicious- tastes sweet, with firm flesh and has small seeds.

Since it's called male mangosteen (emphasis on the protruding end), eating it means you're having oral sex! Muahahaha! How gay for a guy! Muahahaha!

Jokes aside, you'll be surprised by the number of benefits this exotic fruit provides. This exotic fruit, used in traditional medicine for centuries, contains some of the most potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds in nature.

Summary of key benefits of mangosteen is as provided below:-
  • Anti-aging - helps prevent aging
  • Anti-allergenic - helps prevent allergic reactions
  • Anti-arthritic – helps prevent arthritis
  • Anti-atherosclerotic - helps prevent the hardening of the arteries
  • Antibiotic - prevents or modulates bacterial infections
  • Anti-calculitic - helps prevent kidney stones
  • Anti-cataract - helps prevent cataracts
  • Antidepressant – helps with depression
  • Anti-diarrheal – helps with diarrhea
  • Anti-fatigue - helps relieve fatigue
  • Antifungal - prevents or modulates fungal infections
  • Anti-glaucomic - helps prevent glaucoma
  • Anti-Inflammatory – helps with inflammation
  • Anti-lipidemic - helps lower blood fat
  • Anti-neuralgic - helps in nerve pain
  • Anti-obesity - helps in weight loss
  • Anti-osteoporosis - helps prevent the loss of bone mass
  • Antioxidant-rich – rich in antioxidants
  • Anti-oxolytic - anti-anxiety
  • Anti-Parkinson – helps with Parkinson's disease
  • Anti-periodontic - helps prevent gum disease
  • Antipyretic - helps lower fever
  • Anti-tumor and cancer-preventive
  • Anti-vertigo - helps prevent dizziness
  • Antiviral - prevents or modulates viral infections
  • Cardio-protective - helps in the protection of the heart
  • Hypoglycemic - helps stabilize blood sugar
  • Hypotensive - helps lower blood pressure
  • Immunostimulant – helps the immune system fight infection

So what are you waiting for? Go forth and mangosteen! :-)


  1. Hi there,
    Find your page trough google and I´m a realy exotic fruit lover.
    I´m from Brazil and I´d like to know how to have seeds of this fruit.
    If you coul give me some hint or a link of a seller i´d be very thankfull.

    Best regards


    1. hi. i'm not sure how to get access to these seeds. sorry not able to help you here, mate.