MULBERRY tea leaves, also known as sang ye, come from the mulberry tree, which is native to China and is currently cultivated across most areas of the world. Silkworms feed on the green, spade-shaped leaves of the mulberry tree, which are harvested and dried in autumn for use as herbal remedies. The taste of the mulberry leaf is bitter, sweet and is considered to have calming properties according to the Chinese medical tradition, reports “Acupuncture Today.” People in India and China have used the herbal treatment for centuries to remove excessive heat and toxins from the body. Be sure to consult a licensed health care provider prior to using mulberry leaf tea medicinally.
Blood Sugar Balance
Mulberry leaf tea can balance blood sugar, which an important discovery is considering that 8 percent of the US population has diabetes. In the 2008 study, researchers from the University of Minnesota conducted clinical trials of mulberry leaf as a remedy for type two diabetes and discovered the herb is effective as a blood sugar balancer and aids carbohydrate absorption. Lead researcher Lee Zhong, MD and his team found that the herb lowers post-meal blood sugar spikes by an average of 44 percent and stabilises blood sugar levels, reports “Medical News Today.”
Liver and Lung Remedy
In Chinese medicine, mulberry leaf tea is known as a cooling remedy that treats the liver and lung meridians. It functions by removing lung heat symptoms such as fever, sore throat and cough, and it clears fire in the liver, which means it removes symptoms such as dry, painful and watery eyes, according to “Acupuncture Today.” As with all herbal remedies, be sure to consult a practitioner prior to using mulberry leaf tea.
The dosage range for mulberry leaf tea is 4,5 to 15 g daily, depending on the condition being treated, according to “Acupuncture Today.” Make sure to consult with a licensed practitioner before taking mulberry leaf or any other dietary supplement or herbal remedy.
Mulberries are a good source of resveratrol, a potent phytonutrient also found in grapes that researchers believe can prevent cancer and aid in the fight of existing cancers.
Because of their resveratrol content, mulberries may be a tool in one’s life extension arsenal, as resveratrol has shown in several studies to extend the life of mice.
In Chinese medicine, mulberries are believed to be effective in cleansing the liver.
Better Hearing and Vision In China, tea made with mulberry paste is believed to strengthen one’s hearing and vision.
In Turkey, a treatment for constipation is to eat white mulberries on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
Because they are quite high in iron, mulberries are a great food to use in the treatment of anemia.
Cold and Flu Treatment
In Turkey, mulberry molasses is used as a treatment for colds and flu. Their effectiveness in this way may be due to their high vitamin C content.
Premature Gray Hair Remedy
In several countries, mulberries are considered an effective remedy for prematurely gray hair.