PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF MORUS ALBA LINN. EXTRACTS – A REVIEW
Shail Bala Sanghi* and Sabira Mushtaq
Govt. M. L. B. Girls. P. G (Auto.) College Bhopal (M.P.)
Morus alba Linn belongs to family Moraceae, a popular medicinal plant, has long been used commonly in Ayurvedic and many of traditional systems of medicine in Asian counties. The present paper gives an account of updated information on its phytochemicals and pharmacological activities. Currently, increasing health concern urged the researchers to revive the natural products and to fight the diseases without harming the body. In spite of medicinal uses of natural products, health supplements from natural products and their use in diet are gaining importance. The review reveals the wide range of important Pharmacological activities including antidiabetic, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, anticancer, anxiolytic, anthelmintic, antistress, immunomodulatory, hypocholesterolemic, nephroprotective, hepatoprotective. The plant is a very good source of ascorbic acid, of which over 90% is present in a reduced form, and also contains carotene, vitamin b1, folic acid, folinic acid, isoquercetin, quercetin, tannins, flavonoids and saponins. These reports are very encouraging and indicate that herb should be studied more extensively for its therapeutic benefits.
Keywords: Morus alba, White mulberry, Moraceae, Pharmacological review, Phytochemical revie
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