White mulberry is an amazing plant that grows almost everywhere. Native to China, this plant was first introduced in U.S. in colonial times, during an attempt to develop a silk industry.
White mulberry, along with many other plants that grow in these places, is not well-known for its healing properties since it is mainly used for industrial purposes. The tree used for timber, and the fruit to feed silkworms. The berries are extremely beneficial for treating numerous serious diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and even tumors.
The wood is very flexible and durable and has been used to make tennis rackets, hockey sticks, furniture, and boats.
White mulberry has been researched in the treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, the common cold and its symptoms, muscle and joint pain such as arthritis, constipation, dizziness, ringing in the ears, hair loss, and premature graying.
How does it work?
The most important compounds found in the white mulberry work in a similar way to some medicines used for type 2 diabetes. They slow the breakdown of sugars in the gut and allow them to be absorbed more slowly into the blood. This helps the body keep the blood sugar levels in the desirable range.
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.
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.