Black mulberry fruit contains pectin, which might act as a laxative. Chemicals in black mulberry fruit and black mulberry twigs might have blood sugar lowering effects.
People use black mulberry for constipation, symptoms of menopause, runny nose, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse black mulberry with white mulberry. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for BLACK MULBERRY overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if black mulberry is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergies: People who are allergic to fig might also be allergic to black mulberry.
Surgery: Black mulberry seems to lower blood sugar levels. It might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using black mulberry at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BLACK MULBERRY
Black mulberry leaf might lower blood sugar levels. Taking black mulberry leaf along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Midazolam (Versed) interacts with BLACK MULBERRY
The body breaks down midazolam to get rid of it. Black mulberry might slow the breakdown of midazolam. This might increase the effects and side effects of midazolam.
Be cautious with this combination
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