Ingredient in Focus: White Mulberry Twig
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What benefits do White Mulberry twig provide?
White mulberry twig (Morus alba L.) is found in our support tablets as it helps with joint pain and recovery.
White mulberry is a fruit, the twig and leaves of which can be dried to be used as a supplement. The fruit is used quite commonly and cultivated worldwide though Chinese in origin. It has a sweet fruity taste. The fruit and twigs contain substances that affect almost every body system.
The white mulberry twig can potentially provide the following benefits:
The plant is endued with compounds that act as antioxidants protecting the body against free radical damage, lipid peroxidation, and hemolysis induced by free radicals.
Mulberry twigs contain hypoglycemic alkaloids; that is, they decrease blood sugars. This property makes them valuable components of natural anti-diabetic herbal preparations.
The twig also contains substances that regulate and lower blood cholesterol and are thus helpful for weight loss in individuals with hyperlipidemias. It also curbs appetite and reduces cravings making it beneficial for people with obesity. It also reduces the triglyceride and fat content of the liver.
The ethanol and methanol content naturally present in white mulberry protect against cancer formation.
White mulberry twig and leaf extracts slow down the build-up of cholesterol plaques around the arteriolar walls, thus minimizing atherosclerosis progression. It also supports cardiovascular health.
The compounds also decrease the number of leukocytes helping to reduce inflammation. This is useful in rheumatoid arthritis and heart diseases.
Experimentally the compounds in white mulberry have been shown to improve memory and strengthen neural connections. Thus it is neuroprotective.
The compounds protect the liver in many ways. Inhibit free radical damage, prevent liver cancer,
The compounds in White mulberry protect against growth and biofilm formation by many different microbes and bacteria. The antimicrobial property makes it helpful in treating and preventing periodontitis, gingivitis, and cavities. It can also avert fungus infections like candida species infections at high concentrations, which cause vaginal and oral thrush.
The twig acts as a laxative and can be used to treat constipation.
Reduces Blood Pressure:
The fruit and twigs of white mulberry also reduce blood pressure. This fact is utilized in treating patients with hypertension.
Be careful not to use white mulberry twigs excessively since they can cause an abrupt fall in blood glucose levels, which can cause hypoglycemia, sweating, shaking, and fainting. Likewise, excess use can also lead to hypotension since it reduces blood pressure.
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