Oil: The oil is completely colourless and does not form a layer on the wood, it is absorbed to bring out the original shade of the furniture. It is completely absorbed into the wood, coating the wood fibres. The oil treatment makes the furniture waterproof and protects it from stains caused by daily use. Sanding the treated surface restores the natural effect. You can get a specially formulated tropical wood preservative oil for the treatment, but you can also use less expensive vegetable oils that are readily available in the household.
Varnish. It is highly resistant to external influences, rubbing off, scratches and stains. The disadvantage is that if the furniture is damaged in a particular area, it is not enough to treat that one part, but the whole piece of furniture must be covered with it. Varnish is an excellent long-term solution as it is highly resistant. There are several types of lacquer to choose from to suit your taste, matt, semi matt, satin or even gloss. For indoor use, a longer drying time is suitable, while for outdoor use a shorter drying time is recommended.
Mangosteen production is relatively sustainable, with no known significant damage to air, water, soil or forests. When buying the fruit, it is worth taking care that it is GMO-free, as chemical pesticides pollute the air, soil and water.
Although mangosteen is widely known for its fruit, it also has medicinal properties. The peel of the fruit can be used internally for dysentery, diarrhea, cystitis and gonorrhea. Externally, it can be used for eczema and other skin conditions. The decoction of the leaf and bark can also be used for such purposes. The fruit peel is a source of tannin, which can be used as a black dye. The twigs are used as chewing sticks. The wood is used for construction and carpentry.