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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Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if white mulberry is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with WHITE MULBERRY
White mulberry leaf might lower blood sugar levels. Taking white mulberry leaf along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Medications moved by pumps in cells (Organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) substrates) interacts with WHITE MULBERRY
Some medications are moved in and out of cells by pumps. White mulberry might change how these pumps work and change how much medication stays in the body. In some cases, this might change the effects and side effects of a medication.
Be cautious with this combination
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