Many plants grown for industrial purposes are not known for their healing properties, and such is the case of white mulberry. The tree is used for timber, while the fruit is given to silkworms, but the berries are very beneficial and can treat numerous diseases and conditions. The wood is also used to make tennis rackets, hockey sticks, furniture and boats.
The herb has been thoroughly examined and has shown that it can treat diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, constipation, dizziness, hair loss and premature aging.
How does it work?
The herb’s compounds slow down the breakdown of sugars in the gut which allows them to be slowly absorbed into the blood – in simpler terms, it works just like type 2 diabetes medications without the side-effects. White mulberry contains organic acids, vitamin C, carotene, pectin, fiber, inverted sugar, resin and other beneficial compounds. They can help you treat tonsillitis, cough, fever, diarrhea, headaches and inflammation. The herb also contains antioxidants, and consuming it every day will help you lower your high cholesterol levels and protect your heart.
According to a study conducted at the University of Texas, the herb contains a rich amount of resveratrol, a natural phenol that can fight heart disease and numerous types of cancer. And, although it offers plenty of health benefits, the white mulberry has caught the attention of scientists mainly due to its incredible ability to lower blood sugar levels.
Excess sugar in the body leads to numerous health problems such as diabetes, obesity and inflammation. Luckily, the herb can lower high blood sugar levels and prevent these diseases. Recent studies have confirmed that consuming white mulberry extract can improve the body’s ability to process sugar, and now scientists are also examining the herb’s ability to destroy tumors.
As you can see, this seemingly unimportant herb has numerous health benefits which is why we should consider it important.