International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Pharmacological effects & quality parameters of Morus species: A review


Nusrat Jan, Tabasum Fatima, Tahiya Qadri, Gousia Gani, Bazilla Naseer, Syed Zameer Hussain

The present review provides a comprehensive summary on the quality parameters and pharmacological effects of mulberry species. It has a unique nutritional profile that makes it a promising natural functional tonic. Mulberry fruits possess properties such as antioxidant, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-obesity, hypolipidimic and anti-hypertensive. Mulberry extracts or components especially flavonoids scavenge free radicals showing potential against oxidative stress. Presence of anthocyanins further strengthens its antioxidant claims. Likewise, some other components such as 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) have been reported to be effective against hyperglycemia and lipid peroxidation in diabetics. Therefore, Morus spp. is a multi-functional plant with promising pharmacological properties.
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