White mulberry is a very common plant and it can be found almost everywhere.
Just like some other plants used for industrial purposes, the white mulberry is not well-known for the healing properties. This tree is mainly used for timber, and the fruit to feed silkworms. But, the berries are extremely beneficial for treating numerous serious diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and even tumors.
This plant has been proved to be very helpful in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, common colds, muscle or joint pain, constipation, arthritis, ringing in the ears, hair loss, dizziness and premature graying.
The white mulberry contains compounds which have some similar effects to those of the medicines that are used for type 2 diabetes. They also slow the breakdown of sugars in the gut and their absorption in the blood. This can help control the blood sugar levels.
It is also rich in organic acids, fiber, pectin, carotene, inverted sugar, vitamin C, resin etc. These nutrients can effectively treat cough, tonsillitis, fever, headache, diarrhea and inflammation.
It is also high in antioxidants which can significantly reduce the cholesterol levels, and when used on long terms, it can also prevent heart disease.
According to one study conducted at the University of Texas, the white mulberry berries are very rich in resveratrol, a phenol which can effectively treat various types of cancer and also heart disease.
This plant has the ability to eliminate the excess sugar from the bloodstream and help the body process the sugar. It can prevent insulin spikes in the bloodstream after eating a meal.