The white mulberry is a very common plant which can be found almost everywhere. Even though it’s native to China, since the colonial era when it was first introduced to the US, the plant has become widely popular in our country as well. The colonialists introduced the plant to the States in an attempt to develop the silk industry.
Just like many other plants used for industrial purposes, the white mulberry is not well-known for its healing properties. The tree is mainly used for timber, and the fruit to feed silkworms. However, the berries are extremely beneficial for treating numerous serious diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and even tumors.
This miraculous plant has been proved to be very helpful in the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, common colds, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, constipation, ringing in the ears, dizziness, hair loss and premature graying.
How does it work?
White mulberry contains compounds which have similar effects to those of the medicines used for type 2 diabetes. They slow the breakdown of sugars in the gut and their absorption in the blood. This helps control the blood sugar levels.
Furthermore, it is rich in organic acids, vitamin C, pectin, fiber, carotene, inverted sugar, resin etc. These nutrients can effectively treat tonsillitis, cough, fever, diarrhea, headache and inflammation.
Also, it is high in antioxidants which can significantly reduce cholesterol levels, and when used on long terms, it can prevent and treat heart disease.
According to a study conducted at the University of Texas, white mulberry berries are rich in resveratrol, a phenol which can effectively treat various types of cancer and heart disease.
White mulberry has the ability to eliminate excess sugar from the bloodstream and help the body process sugar. Also, it can prevent insulin spikes in the bloodstream after eating a meal.