White mulberry: what it is for and how to use
White mulberry is a medicinal plant whose scientific name isMorus alba L., which is about 5 to 20 meters high, with a very branched trunk with large leaves, yellow flowers and fruits.
This plant has anti-hyperglycemic, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, guaranteeing several health benefits. These benefits can be obtained through the consumption of the fruits of the plant, of the leaves, in the form of tea, or through the powder of white mulberry.
What is it for
White mulberry has anti-hyperglycemic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and astringent properties and can be used for several purposes to promote health, the main ones being:
- Improve memory and concentration;
- Help in the treatment of infections, mainly in the mouth and in the genital region;
- Avoid the proliferation of bacteria harmful to health;
- Relieve symptoms of poor digestion, such as excess acid in the stomach, gas and bloating;
- Prevent premature aging;
- Decrease the absorption of sugar in the intestine, decreasing the glycemic peak;
- Decrease the feeling of hunger.
The leaves usually contain the highest concentration of substances that guarantee the properties of white mulberry, however the consumption of fruits also has benefits.
White cranberry tea
The white mulberry leaf is the part that has the greatest therapeutic effects and, therefore, is the part of the plant that is normally used to prepare tea.
To prepare this tea, just boil 200 mL of water and put 2 grams of white cranberry leaves in infusion, for about 15 minutes. Then strain and drink 3 cups a day.
In addition to being able to be consumed in tea form, white mulberry can also be consumed in powder form, where the recommended daily dose is about 500 mg, up to 3 times a day.
The consumption of white mulberry is not indicated in case of allergy to the plant or by people who have chronic diarrhea.