Fresh mulberry leaves are the only source of food that silkworms will eat before they become silk cocoons. That says how good mulberry leaves are.
Also known as sang ye (桑叶) in Chinese, mulberry leaves are both food and medicine to the Chinese.
So, what makes mulberry beneficial to us?
Extracted from http://www.chineseherbshealing.com/mulberry-leaf/
- In vitro tests fresh leaf decoction can inhibit Staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic streptococcus and other bacteria;
- Its decoction inhibitory effect on leptospira;
- It has hypoglycemic effect on hyperglycemia caused by a variety of reasons in animals;
- Contained ecdysterone can promote the transformation from glucose into glycogen while this process won’t affect the normal blood sugar range in animals;
- Ecdysone contained can also reduce blood lipid levels;
- It can promote the protein synthesis in human body, get rid of body’s cholesterol, and lower blood lipids.
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