Overview

Black mulberry is a plant. The ripe berry, twigs, and root bark are used to make medicine.

Black mulberry is used for constipation, symptoms of menopause, and runny nose (rhinitis). A molasses made from black mulberry is used for inflamed mouth sores during cancer treatment. But there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

How does it work ?

Black mulberry fruit contains pectin, which might act as a laxative to help stool pass through the bowels.

Chemicals in black mulberry twigs might lower blood sugar by attaching to certain proteins (receptors) in the body. These receptors then tell the body to break down more sugar in the blood. Also, chemicals in black mulberry fruit might lower the amount of sugar in the blood by slowing the breakdown of sugar from food.

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