Overview

White mulberry (Morus alba) is a shrub or tree native to China. It has a white colored fruit similar to a blackberry, but with an unpleasant taste.

Chemicals in white mulberry work similarly to some medicines used for type 2 diabetes. They slow the breakdown of sugar in the stomach so that it's absorbed more slowly into the blood. This helps the body keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range.

People commonly use white mulberry for diabetes. It is also used for high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, the common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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