ANIMA MUNDI APOTHECARY- Mangosteen Hibiscus : Organic Vitamin C
Main Potential Actions: Natural vitamin C source, antioxidant, mineralizer, skin protector, detoxifier, anti-inflammatory.
Both Mangosteen and Hibiscus have been used since ancient times within the rainforest as a staple superfood amongst indigenous people.Our raw and certified organic mangosteen powder, which includes the rind (pericarp), both are a natural source of antioxidants and vitamin c with many compounds known to keep inflammation at bay along with many more benefits. Both the fruit and peel have a mega-load of minerals and phytonutrients scientifically studied to fight cancer, kidney problems and viral diseases. The peel in particular contains some of the highest vitamin C sources known on the planet, which is tied to help keep a strong immunity, while being deeply nourishing to the blood and gut.
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, a protein that the body uses to grow skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. This strengthening effect is what causes the body to ward off the common cold, flu, and other viral diseases. Vitamin C is critical for not only healing wounds, but repairing bones and teeth as well.
For hundreds of years people of Southeast Asia, as well as in South America, have traditionally used the Mangosteen, especially the rind (called the pericarp) to possibly support the body's ability to ward off infections and low immunity due to its high vitamin C content.
Scientific research shows that Mangosteen contains a class of naturally occurring polyphenol compounds known as xanthones. These xanthones are found in the rind of the mangosteen. The rind yields a polyhydroxy-xanthone derivative termed mangostin, also beta-mangostin. Fully ripe fruits contain the xanthones gartanin, beta-disoxygartanin and normangostin.
According to research reported in professional journals such as Free Radical Research and the Journal of Pharmacology, these Xanthones may have remarkably beneficial effects in supporting cardiovascular health. They also have properties which help to support the body's ability to protect against cellular damage by free radicals and support a healthy aging process. Xanthones also demonstrate the most powerful antioxidative properties found in nature as well as possibly supporting a healthy immune system and inflammation response.
The Pericarp / The Peel
Compared to the fruit itself, the pericarp contains 10 times more phenolic compounds and 20 times more antioxidant activity. This is why our blend involves the whole fruit, to have a holistic spectrum of its impressive compounds. Because of its high vitamin C count, we also include it in our vegan Collagen Booster Elixir, and Collagen powders.
Traditional uses of Mangosteen Fruit include:
- Support a healthy immune response
- Reduce fatigue
- Support cardiovascular health
- Support skin health
- Support healthy circulation
- Support the body's ability to fight infections
- Nourishing the brain & nervous system
- Support a healthy inflammation response
Mangosteen peel powder*, Mangosteen Fruit powder*, Hibiscus flower powder*
Handcrafted Mangosteen Peel sourced from Brazil (or Thailand depending on Season), and Hibiscus Flowers from Costa Rica (or other parts of Central America depending on Season).
4oz / 113g fine powder per jar.
40 servings (using 1tsp per serving) per container.
Suggested Use - Add 1/2-1tsp to your favorite beverage including tea, smoothies, or Golden Milk. You can find it in this delicious cocktail, as well as in our Happy Belly Kit for added digestive benefits.
We recommend everyone listen to their body intuitively; follow the dosage that resonates the most with you.
Store the container in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct contact with very bright light or sunlight as it might damage the product.
OUT ANIMA MUNDI APOTHECARY
OUR MISSION IS TO BRIDGE ANCIENT REMEDIES
TO THE MODERN WORLD
indigenous botany / ancient traditions / botanical treasures
Anima Mundi’s roots are within the heart of Costa Rica and Brooklyn. Our founder Adriana moved to Brooklyn with a mission to bridge remedies from native people within Central and South America, to modern day needs and imbalances. Since our evolution out of Adriana's tiny in-home office space, our apothecary has sustainable grown to contain over 200 different herbs from around the world, providing retailers, SPA's, hotels, boutiques, holistic doctors and physicians, trustable and well-sourced remedies. We believe in sustainable growth, from the inception of the plants we use, to our business practice. Our project educates and supports true fair trade practices, beyond organic farming, education, small farmers to create remedies that benefit people from all walks of life.