What is mulberry and where is it found?
Mulberry is a plant, which includes a wide variety of trees and shrubs and
contains a fruit that resembles blackberries. The powdered leaves of white
mulberry are used as an herb for medicine, while the fruit is eaten both raw and
cooked. The fruit of the mulberry is high in phytonutrients, especially
resveratrol, a flavonoid antioxidant. They are also high in protein, iron and many
other vitamins and minerals.
What are the benefits of mulberry?
Mulberry has been used to treat diabetes by lowering blood sugar. It seems
to slow the breakdown of sugar in the body, which increases the length of time
food is absorbed prevents blood sugar from rising too rapidly. It is also used to
treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint and muscle pain, and the
common cold. Some people use it for hair loss and premature graying,
constipation and asthma.
Are there interactions with medications and mulberry?
Are there side effects from mulberry?
Avoid taking mulberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding because very few
studies have been done and there is not enough information known.