A Plant That Grows Everywhere. It Can Help Heal Tumors, Hypertension And Diabetes And You Didn’t Know This!
Mulberry is a common plant, at first sight, so you probably do not consider it to be extremely healthy, but apparently, this miraculous herb offers countless benefits that boost overall health!
Both the leaf and berry of the mulberry tree tackle an impressive range of illness and disease. Tasty and nutrient-dense, the berries add a nice boost to the daily diet, while mulberry leaf tea enhances any healing protocol.
Learn more about these wonder berries (and leaves) with the following checklist of beneficial properties:
According to the researchers from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, the mulberry leaf can lower arterial inflammation, lowers triglycerides, and also the levels of low-density lipoproteins. In the study, all of the patients after three months had reduced triglyceride levels and the average drop in triglycerides was percent.
This is not the first study to show that mulberry leaf significantly reduces triglyceride levels. Another study examined 23 high-cholesterol patients for 12 weeks. This study gave 280mg mulberry leaf extract three times a day. The results showed an average drop in triglycerides for over 14 percent.
Lowers blood glucose levels
For centuries, the mulberry leaf has been used as a treatment for diabetes mellitus in Asia. One of the most unique qualities of the mulberry leaf is its ability to prevent sugars from entering your bloodstream. Namely, mulberry leaves contain Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) is a potent glucosidase inhibitor, which scientists believe to markedly minimizes the risk of diabetes mellitus.
Moreover, mulberry leaves contain gallic acid, which according to 2012 study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, reduces the blood glucose levels. Furthermore, in 2007, the Diabetes Care reports that the diabetic patients who drank a mulberry extract, their glucose spikes was reduced after consumption in the first two hours.
The mulberry leaf helps to reduce the chances of atherosclerosis by lessening the oxidization of cholesterol in blood vessels which is due to the presence of flavonoids and quercetin in mulberry leaves. Cholesterol is the major factor in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. This health benefit proves to be also significant in treating diabetes, which has quickly become one of the leading diseases in the world.
Due to notable levels of resveratrol, the berries possess anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2014 study examined the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity of the root bark of mulberry. The findings from the study suggest that that mulberry root bark exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity.
Moreover, according to a group of Korean researchers who published a study in Nutrition and Cancer in 2012, mulberry leaf extract may prevent or treat some types of cancer. They found that mulberry leaf extract inhibited the growth and activity of cancer stem cells, a subpopulation of cells that may be the site of origination for most types of cancer.
The flavonoids in mulberry fruit may enhance your memory, according to researchers from a study published in British Journal of Nutrition in 2012. They gave an extract from the berries of the mulberry plant to mice and found that mice that consumed more mulberry fruit extract experienced better regulation of the nerve growth factor in the hippocampus, a portion of the brain crucial for memory. They also recognized objects more quickly, suggesting that mulberry fruit extract may improve cognitive response time.