Mangosteen has been a part of the traditional medicine of various Asian countries for a very long time. Different parts of mangosteen fruit and plant were used in the treatment of various diseases and disorders. While the dried powder of mangosteen rind was used in the treatment of dysentery, its paste was used to treat eczema and some other skin disorders. A decoction made of mangosteen rind was used to treat diarrhea, whereas a decoction made of mangosteen roots was used for regulating menstruation. In the Philippines, people used to make a decoction of mangosteen leaves and bark, which was beneficial in bringing down body temperature and also to treat thrush, dysentery, diarrhea and urinary disorders. By the eighteenth and nineteenth century, mangosteen was introduced to other parts of the world, but this tree in thrived in very few regions, other than its native place. This fruit is sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Fruits", due to its nutritional value and the presence of some compounds that offer various mangosteen health benefits.