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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Morus nigra L. (Black mulberry): A plant with potent medicinal value

Author(s): Shaista Manzoor and Kahkashan Qayoom

Abstract: The goal of growing mulberry plants, which are members of the Moraceae family, is to provide food for silk worms. Black mulberry or Morus nigra L. is an extensively used ancient traditional medicine that is native to Southwestern Asia. Its components and extract have a variety of bioactivities. Morus nigra's fruits, leaves, and root bark have a long and rich history of use in traditional medicine across the globe for a variety of therapeutic purposes. Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-melanogenic, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, anti-hyperlipidemic, and anticancer actions are a few of the biological and pharmacological therapeutic effects exhibited by M. nigra. Mainly based on its antioxidant capability, M. nigra also exhibits protective effects against a number of human organs and systems. M. nigra is a promising nutraceutical resource that can be used to treat and avoid a number of chronic illnesses. It exhibits antifungal, skin-whitening, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-platelet, hepatoprotective, anxiolytic, anti-asthmatic, anthelmintic, antidepressant and immunomodulatory properties. Fruits from M. nigra contain anthocyanin and flavonoids. Additionally, M. nigra exhibits therapeutic and protective benefits on the female reproductive system, liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system. The majority of these qualities are ascribed to its high concentration of phytochemical components like polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which act as antioxidants.

DOI: 10.22271/27889289.2023.v3.i1a.77

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How to cite this article:
Shaista Manzoor, Kahkashan Qayoom. Morus nigra L. (Black mulberry): A plant with potent medicinal value. South Asian J Agric Sci 2023;3(1):60-63. DOI: 10.22271/27889289.2023.v3.i1a.77
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