BLACK MULBERRY

OTHER NAME(S):

Morera Negra, Morus nigra, Mulberry, Mûrier Noir, Purple Mulberry.<br/><br/>

Overview

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). A molasses made from black mulberry is used for inflamed mouth sores during cancer treatment.

How does it work?

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

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis). Rinsing the mouth and then swallowing a molasses made from black mulberry seems to reduce mouth sores during cancer treatment.
  • Constipation.
  • Rhinitis (runny nose).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black mulberry for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Black mulberry is POSSIBLY SAFE when eaten as a fruit. However, there isn't enough information to know whether or not black mulberry is safe when used as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking black mulberry if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergies: People who are allergic to black mulberry might also be allergic to fig.

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. It might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using black mulberry at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • 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.<br><nb>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.

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Caiaffa, M. F., Cataldo, V. M., Tursi, A., and Macchia, L. Fig and mulberry cross-allergy. Ann.Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003;91(5):493-495. View abstract.
  • Kim, H., Yoon, Y. J., Shon, J. H., Cha, I. J., Shin, J. G., and Liu, K. H. Inhibitory effects of fruit juices on CYP3A activity. Drug Metab Dispos. 2006;34(4):521-523. View abstract.
  • Demir Dogan M, Can G, Meral R. Effectiveness of black mulberry molasses in prevention of radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: A randomized controlled study in head and neck cancer patients. J Altern Complement Med. 2017;23(12):971-979. View abstract.
  • Imran M, Khan H, Shah M, Khan R, Khan F. Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of certain Morus species. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2010;11(12):973-80. View abstract.

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