Mulberry Leaf (Morus alba, Folium Mori)
| Overwhelming scientific evidence from research conducted at top medical institutions in the United States, India, France, and throughout Asia, prove that the Mulberry Leaf is one of the most powerful natural herbal supplements, and it can no longer be ignored as a potent solution to many health issues.|
Mulberry Leaves have various preventive effects on adult diseases, weight management and improves overall wellness.
Some of the effects are:
Reducing level of blood sugar
Contributes to weight loss and management
Lowering cholesterol level in the body
Strengthening body parts such as the liver and kidney
Suppressing mutagenesis of carcinogens
Strengthening bone mass
Improving ability for digesting and assimilation
Enriching the blood and, in the process, soothing the nerves
Helpful in treating constipation
Helpful in preventing liver cancer through regular use
Great good source with its high level of protein, vitamins A, C and B family of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and amino acids.
Studies show that Mulberry Leaves are caffeine free, contain 15% - 28% protein and are loaded with essential amino acids, depending on varieties. The leaves contain six times more calcium than green tea, 25 times more than milk and 40 times more than cabbage. With respect to iron it contains 2.5 times more than green tea and 10 times more than spinach. Mulberry Leaves are also high in mineral content, antioxidants and have no anti-nutritional factors or toxic compounds. Mulberry Leaf is full of Vitamin A, C, and B family of vitamins and is effective in regulating fat while boosting metabolism.
In addition, one of the most amazing characteristic that can only be found in the Mulberry Leaf is an ingredient known as moranoline (1-Deoxynojirimycin / 1-DNJ) which inhibits an enzyme in the intestinal tract (alpha-glycosidase) involved in the digestion of carbohydrates. Moranoline or 1-DNJ holds back complex carbohydrates, starches, maltose and sucrose from breaking down into glucose. In essence, it actually prevents sugar from entering into the bloodstream. Scientists have pinpointed a number of biologically active compounds in extracts of the leaves of the white mulberry, Morus Alba that is effective in suppressing the progression of atherosclerosis, the buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in our arteries. It does this by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol which is a major factor in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. This health benefit proves to be most significant in treating diabetes, which has quickly become one of the leading diseases in the world.
Mulberry Leaf Extract Skin Benefits and Topical Uses.
Mulberry Leaves are rich in arbutin, vitamin A, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and flavones. In addition, they contain the highest levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful oxidation of free radicals.
The antioxidants in mulberries can clear dark spots from the face and brighten the skin. Mulberries regulate melanin synthesis, thus reducing dark spots and blemishes.
Make mulberry-infused oils by steeping mulberry leaves in olive oil or coconut oil for several days.
Use the oil in lotions or salves for dry, irritated skin. Mulberries can also be used in baths in the form of bath salts or soaps. Traditional Chinese medicine includes mulberry leaves in a hot bath or sauna. The leaves help open skin pores and detoxify the body while the steam enhances sweating and regulates metabolism.
Disclaimer: The information presented
herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not
been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or
prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements,
it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.