BLACK MULBERRY Overview Information
Black mulberry is a plant. The ripe berry and root bark are used to make medicine.
Black mulberry is used as a laxative and to treat runny nose (rhinitis).
How does it work?
Black mulberry fruit contains pectin, which might act as a laxative to help stool pass through the bowels.
BLACK MULBERRY Side Effects & Safety
There isn’t enough information to know whether or not black mulberry is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of black mulberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Black mulberry might lower blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Surgery: Black mulberry seems to lower blood sugar levels, so it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using black mulberry at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BLACK MULBERRY
Black mulberry leaves might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking black mulberry leaves along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
BLACK MULBERRY Dosing
The appropriate dose of black mulberry for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black mulberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.