The birds are chirping, the breeze is lightly blowing through freshly bloomed flowers in the garden, and the sun is shining. It’s a beautiful spring day, but you can’t enjoy it. Your eyes are watering, your nose is stuffy, and you are wheezing due to the inflammation caused by the pollen spouted by those beautiful blossoms. Allergy medications are an option, but what of those who prefer to use a more natural form of treatment?
Allergic Rhinitis & Mangosteen
Allergic rhinitis, most commonly known as seasonal allergies, affects a majority of the population and can be severe enough to interfere with one’s daily schedule. With symptoms that range from itchy eyes to more severe fatigue and migranes, this disease is one that can keep people from performing the simplest of tasks. One of the best, most natural ways to battle the bouts of hay fever experienced during the changing seasons is as simple as a fruit: Mangosteen.
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that has been used for generations to help battle a number of conditions. From diarrhea to tuberculosis, the meat, rind, and stem of the fruit all have incredible medicinal characteristics. One of the greatest properties this wonder fruit has is the high levels of xanthones, which are phytonutrients that occur naturally in tropical plants. Xanthones are thought to support many processes in the body, but most notably are its ability to boost immune function and act as a natural antihistamine. There are roughly 200 variations of xanthones found in nature, and 20 of these can be found in the mangosteen plant.
What are the advantages to using Mangosteen to battle allergic rhinitis? The rind contains a concentrated dose of xanthones, which help reduce inflammation that can be caused by allergens that are inhaled during peak season for pollen, dander, and other irritants. Due to this ability to hold inflammation at bay, it works as a completely natural antihistamine with no residual side effects which can be caused by over-the-counter medications. These side effects include drowsiness, constipation, dizziness, or upset stomach. None of which would occur by using the miracle mangosteen fruit.
Where can you find Mangosteen? Unfortunately, you cannot find it unless you live near specialty stores or some Asian markets that carry the fruit. There are a number of supplements you can purchase online from markets like Amazon or Google Shop, but the best way to reap the benefits of the mangosteen is the fresh delivery of the fruit itself.