Mulberries are naturally sweet fruit that look quite similar to blackberry and tastes like grapefruit.
- Mulberry fruit is usually eaten in a dried form. It is a versatile fruit and can be easily integrated in various recipes.
- The leaves of mulberry tree contains nutrients that are used as a food for silkworms and grows in bunches called “drupes”.
- It is also used for different medicinal properties, such as hair loss remedy, as anti-inflammatory and as an anti-biotic.
- Mulberry is a huge source of iron, calcium, Vitamin A, C, E and K, Folate, thiamine, Pyridoxine, Niacin and fiber
- The antioxidants found in mulberry repairs free radicals. Resveratrol, an antioxidant, is found plentiful in mulberries. It helps to promote heart health and overall vitality
- Mulberry is also rich polynutrients like anthocyanin, flavonoids, lutein, zea-xanthin, B carotene and A carotene
- Mulberries are known to improve blood circulation and are beneficial as an anti-inflammatory that helps to lower the blood pressure and makes you less susceptible to blood clots and strokes. Mulberry juice may help to alleviate some of the symptoms if you suffer from anaemia. In addition to all, these help to prevent heart diseases
- Mulberries are noted to strengthen Kidneys and cleanse the liver
- Allergies: People who are allergic to black mulberry might also be allergic to fig.
- Diabetes: Black mulberry might lower blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
- Surgery: Black mulberry seems to lower blood sugar levels. It might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using black mulberry at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
- Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BLACK MULBERRY
Black mulberry leaves might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking black mulberry leaves along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
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Source: WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-357-black%20mulberry.aspx?activeingredientid=357&activeingredientname=black%20mulberry