White mulberry or Morus alba is a species of tree native to China, although it is cultivated in regions all over the world. White mulberry has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, for a wide range of health benefits, from inflammation to dental health. The fruit of the tree is rich in anthocyanins, which are a type of flavonoid that have antioxidant properties.
Mulberry leaf has been an herbal remedy traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. Research trials have confirmed that mulberry may have a role in early diabetes and metabolic syndrome intervention. It has also been shown to reduce levels of uric acid, which when crystalized can lodge in joints causing gout.
- Country of origin: China
- Part used: Mulberry (Morus alba) Leaf
- Solvent for extraction: Water extract, ratio 6:1
- Stored form: Light brown Powder