Mulberry is a term associated with a group of plants which are extensively used in the traditional Chinese and the Indian Ayurvedic medications. The herb has been used in several herb clinical trials to study its use in the treatment of diabetes.
The white mulberry is tried in order to help in treatment of diabetes. It is also tried to treat high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, the common cold and it symptoms, dizziness, constipation, hair loss, muscle and pain in the joint such as from arthritis, ringing in the ear and premature graying of the hair.
How it works
The chemicals present in the white mulberry enhance the breakdown of sugar component in the gut for easy absorption. For this reason, the white mulberry is used in treating type 2 -diabetes. It has got an anti-bacterial, adaptogenic, and hypolipidemic actions in the human body, and the antio-oxidant. They slow down the sugar breakdown in the gut to give more time for the absorption into the blood. This helps the body to keep the blood sugar in a range which desirable.
Controlling of the blood sugar levels is very important. When these sugar levels rise sharply, the body offers a respond by giving out a lot of insulin to do away with the extra. But if the requirement for more insulin strongly experienced, the capability of the pancreases to produce sufficient insulin may get disabled, and the cells would get restrictive to insulin in the effort of trying to do its work of facilitating the transporting of glucose through the walls of the cell.
In a research conducted about the white mulberry capsules use in diabetes by the Japanese group realized that leaves of `white mulberry` have composite that induce the intestinal enzyme. In an experiment with the rats, they investigated that certain nitrogen containing sugars in the extract of the leaf mulberry inhibited the metabolism of the intestinal of disaccharides, thereby causing restriction on the monosaccharide which entered the circulation.
They were able to find that, preatreating the rats with the extracts of the mulberry before feeding them with carbohydrates suppressing normal post-prandial rise in levels of blood glucose .
White mulberry capsules are also being marketed as a weight loss supplement. In the process of inhibiting the absorption of sugar into the blood stream, the body is forced to use the stored fat as a source of energy. This may then translate to the reduction of the overall body fat, leading to the loss of the extra pounds in the body.
The white mulberry capsules dosage
A dose of 1 g of powdered leaf taken three times a day has been used in treatment of diabetes or high cholesterol. White mulberry is available in many forms of the dosage and it is marketed to maintain the health blood sugar levels and to give support to the cardiovascular health.
Precaution on the use of white mulberry capsules
The white mulberry capsules can change the blood sugar levels; therefore it should be used cautiously with medications e.g the insulin that lowers blood sugar levels in diabetes. White mulberry capsules may also increase the side effects of cholesterol lowering medications and should also be used with caution in patients using the barbiturates or the antidepressants. It may also interact with the medications used for gout.