Indonesia is rich in medicinal plants where its population has used them traditionally from generation to generation in curing diseases. Traditional medicine and medicinal plants from Indonesia may lead to the discovery of the novel drugs. The mangosteen or Garcinia mangostana L. is a well-known to cure several diseases and applied in various folk medicinal stockpile. In recent decades, scientist has discovered the phytochemical composition in the whole plant of mangosteen as well as the pharmacological activities. These studies established the therapeutic potential of mangosteen for the drug’s discovery. Therefore, the present review gives a sneak peek view on mangosteen’s ethnobotany, toxicology, pharmacology, and phytochemistry.
- Garcinia mangostana L.
- Medicinal Plants