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Nutraceutical and Medicinal Property of Mulberry Fruits: A Review on Its Pharmacological Potential

Version 1 : Received: 2 April 2020 / Approved: 7 April 2020 / Online: 7 April 2020 (13:25:29 CEST)

How to cite: Mandal, A. Nutraceutical and Medicinal Property of Mulberry Fruits: A Review on Its Pharmacological Potential. Preprints 2020, 2020040105 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0105.v1). Mandal, A. Nutraceutical and Medicinal Property of Mulberry Fruits: A Review on Its Pharmacological Potential. Preprints 2020, 2020040105 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0105.v1).

Abstract

Mulberry (Morus) cultivated worldwide in diverse agro-ecological conditions recognized as the fodder of silkworms (Bombyx mori). In India, ranging from high altitude Himalayan region to coastal region, the farmers generally cultivate these four species of mulberry (Morus alba, M. indica, M. serrata, and M. laevigata). Mulberry fruit is used in traditional medicine for several years in China and also consumed as food material in different countries of Asia and Africa. Mulberry fruit, along with high nutritious value, contains many bioactive phytochemicals that are30 of health benefits and can fight against many diseases. Many researchers attracted to this property of mulberry fruit, and they isolated bioactive polysaccharides, anthocyanins, flavonols, flavonols, phenolic acids, alkaloids, and melatonins. These compounds have antioxidant property and due to this, either in synergistically or in the pure form, these components have direct or indirect curative activity on diabetes, inflammation, tumor, hepatic diseases, immunomodulation, hyperlipidemia, neural damage, and chronic diseases. This tremendous bioactivity of mulberry fruit extract may open up a new dimension in the food and medicine industry. The present review provides recent findings of the phytochemical foundation and their bioactivities, which may encourage many researchers to explore the molecular mechanism of the biological activities which can be used for human welfare.

Subject Areas

Mulberry fruit; phytochemicals; bioactive components; pharmacological properties

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