Mangosteen/Kokum/Kokam Benefits for Health
Kokum also called as Mangosteen fruit is scientifically known as Garcinia mangostana. It has different names in different parts of India as Mangosteen is famous by the name of ‘Ivarumamidi‘ in Telugu, ‘Murugala Hannu‘ in Kannada, ‘Kaattampi‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kao‘ in Bengali, ‘Kokam‘ or ‘Ratamba’ in Marathi. Due to its various benefits, it is also known as the queen of tropical fruits as it grows mostly in the tropical regions. The seeds and the pulp of this fruit tastes exactly opposite as the seeds are extremely bitter but the pulp is full of sweetness. The fruit contains essential nutrients which are necessary for proper growth and overall nutritional well-being. Traditionally all the parts of this fruit and plant have been used for the cure of various diseases and disorders.