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Applications of Mulberry Leaves: An Overview

Applications of Mulberry Leaves: An Overview

Aamir Ali, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir*, Azizullah, Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Farooq Bhatti, Muhammad Summer and Ali Haidar Gormani

Department of Zoology, Government College University Lahore

 
Corresponding Author: Hafiz Muhammad Tahir 
dr.hafiztahir@gcu.edu.pk

ABSTRACT

Mulberry plants belonging to the Morus genus are widely planted across Asia. Almost all parts of these economically and medically important plants including fruits, root bark, stem and leaves are of equal importance in terms of uses but their leaves are the most excessively used part. Traditionally leaves have been used in different folk remedies, dietary supplements and herbal medicine. Commercially these are used in sericulture to feed silkworms. Leaves are also used in Indian spices, poultry feed and to feed herbivores. Moreover, mulberry leaves are rich in medicinal potentials and found effective against many infections and diseases. Extract of mulberry leaves can be prepared in various solvents and contain different bioactive substances including flavonoids, phenols and alkaloids. Mulberry leaves extracts have also shown significant pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-diabetic and antidepressant activities. Further studies should explore the mulberry leaves potentials as these plants have got the attention of both the pharmacological and commercial industries.
 
Novelty Statement | The mulberry leaves possess various therapeutic potentials. In this study, we have summarized all the therapeutic potentials of different mulberry leaves extracts. Moreover, the important phytochemicals of mulberry leaves and their biological activities are also discussed in details.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 1, pp. 01-501

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