ANTIOXIDANT AND MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF MULBERRY (MORUS SP.): A REVIEW
H.L.Ramesh., V.Sivaram and V.N.Yogananda Murthy*
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Mulberry is exclusively used for rearing silkworm due to the presence of unique chemo-factors like morin, ?-sitosterol in leaves. Plant is a potential source for curing debilitating diseases. Flavonoids,
anthocyanin and alkaloids present in the leaves, bark, root and fruits of
mulberry play a pivotal role in containing free radicals and prooxidants generated in the body due to metabolism and phagocytosis. Though oxygen is much imperative for life processes, metabolism
imbalance and generation of free radicals are prime reason for causing different ailments. The review reveals the wide range of important Pharmacological uses of mulberry including phytochemical composition, antioxidant, and medicinal properties. Present paper
provides concrete evidence on the role of mulberry for antioxidation therapy and management of human diseases.