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Fitoterapia. 2009 Oct;80(7):442-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2009.06.005. Epub 2009 Jun 12.

Comparison of bioactive compounds content, free radical scavenging and anti-acne inducing bacteria activities of extracts from the mangosteen fruit rind at two stages of maturity.

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Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

Contents of bioactive components, free radical scavenging and anti-acne producing bacteria activities of young and mature fruit rind extracts of mangosteen were compared. The young fruit rind extract contained significantly higher contents of phenolics and tannins and promoted higher free radical scavenging activity than the mature fruit rind extract, while the later extract contained higher contents of flavonoids and alpha-mangostin xanthone and gave higher anti-acne producing bacteria activity than the young fruit rind extract. Thus, the young and mature stages of mangosteen fruit rind should be beneficial for further development of antioxidant and anti-acne pharmaceutical preparations, respectively.

PMID:
19524646
DOI:
10.1016/j.fitote.2009.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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