The history of man using Mulberry leaf dates back almost 5000 years. It is the oldest herb used by man for its nourishing qualities. Mulberry leaf is commonly known as a food source for silk worms where silk comes from. Mulberry is known and respected by many cultures in both the east and west because of its nourishing nature. This power packed leaf has a long history of supporting vitality and wellness.
Mulberry leaves are a true treasure to the Asian culture. Its traditional medicinal properties are in some of China’s oldest books of remedies. There are references to the leaf tea as Sang Ye Cha or Godly hermit’s tea. The Greeks refer to it as a tree with revitalizing potential. All parts of the Mulberry tree have very interesting applications and not just for nourishment. The leaf was used for raising silkworms and the bark was used for making paper. This food is a staple in traditional chinese medicine as it is bitter and sweet in flavor and cold in nature, in other words, a great restorative food. In total there are 10 different species of mulberry trees with the most common being the black or white mulberry. The leaves are green and spade shaped and are generally harvested in the autumn. The color and shape of the leaf can vary based on the species.
Mulberry trees like a warm and well-drained loamy soil. It can take up to 15 years for it to bear fruit. It has been said the best fruit comes from the oldest trees. The mulberry leaf contains between 15%-28% protein which means it provides a significant level of essential amino acids. The calcium levels are also quite impressive. It contains per serving 25 times more calcium than milk and 40 times more than cabbage.
This amazing leaf also packs the wonderful amino acid, GABA. Taking GABA as a supplement does not work well if it is not from a natural food source with high bioavailability. Studies have indicated that this amino acid effectively supports a healthy mood and mental outlook. Also due to the unique combination of compounds like Isoquercitrin and Astragalin, mulberry leaves may support the body’s ability to maintain healthy blood sugar levels as well. Additionally, a phytochemical known as Moranoline found in the leaf may in fact slow the digestive process of carbohydrates to glucose. Mulberry leaf has also shown great promise as a superstar for lipid issues. In one clinical trial subjects were given 280 mg of mulberry leaf three times daily over a 12 week period. The conclusion of this study saw total cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL levels dropped by 4.9%, 14.1%, and 5.6% from their respective baseline. The real exciting news in this study is that HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 19.7%. These results show promise for those who may have “metabolic” based issues.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Mulberry Leaf Powder may include:
● May support healthy blood sugar levels
● May support healthy weight loss and management
● May support healthy blood pressure levels
● May support healthy lipid levels
● May support healthy digestion and assimilation
● Nourishing the blood and, in the process, soothing the nerves
● May support healthy bowels
● A staple in traditional chinese medicine
● Nourishing source of protein and minerals
Constituents of Mulberry Leaf include:
● Rutin, quercetin, Isoquercetin, Quercetin-3-Triglucoside, beta-sitosterol, campestero1H, beta-d-glucoside, lupeol, myoinosito, inokosterone, bedysterone, hemolysin, sitosterol, gamma-amino acid (GABA), chlorogenic acid, oxalic acid, fumaric acid, tartaric acid, palmitic acid, hydroxyeoumarin, moranoline / DNJ (1-deoxynojirimycin).
For additional constituent information, visit: https://phytochem.nal.usda.gov/phytochem/search/list
Suggested Use: Mix one tablespoon in your favorite juice or smoothie.
Infusion: Use the ratio of 1 tea bag of product for every 8 ounces of distilled water. Bring water to a boil and then take off stove. Put tea in pot or a mug fill with water and cover for 15 minutes. (This method is specific for whole leaf herbs and teas).
Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.
Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our mulberry fruit powder and resveratrol powder.
Botanical Name: Morus Alba.
Other Names: Chinese White Mulberry, Chi Sang, Chin Sang, Common Mulberry, Egyptian Mulberry, Mon Tea, Mora, Moral Blanco, Morera Blanca, Morin, Morus alba, Morus indica, Morus multicaulis, Mûrier Blanc, Mûrier Blanc de Chine, Mûrier Commun, Mûrier du Ver à Soie, Russian Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry.
Ingredients: Mulberry Leaf.
Origin: Grown and dried in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Mulberry Leaf Powder is USDA Certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Mulberry Leaf Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Raw Mulberry Leaf Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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