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2019  |  Vol: 5(2)  |  Issue: 2(March-April)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2019.5.2.1
Phytochemistry and bioactivity of Morus alba (Mulberry) plant: A comprehensive review

Syeda Shahana, Anna Pratima G. Nikalje*

Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Anna Pratima G. Nikalje

Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Abstract

Morus alba have been used traditionally in a variety of ailments. Different parts of Morus alba show antidiabetic, antibacterial, anticancer, cardiovascular, hypolipidemic, antioxidant, antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory activity besides having high nutritional value. It contains deoxynojirimycin a natural α glucosidase inhibitor. It also has tyrosinase inhibitory activity and acts on glucose uptake. Resveratrol an antioxidant in mulberry is effective in diabetes. Overall it can be considered a multi utility plant and can be exploited as an alternative therapy in various ailments. Several online and offline resources were utilized. The main source of data collection was articles both research and review published by reputed publishers such as Springer, Elsevier and other indexed journals. Online databases like PubMed, Research gate, Scopus and Science Direct were also referred for gathering all available data on Morus alba.

Keywords: Morus alba, Resveratrol, Deoxynojirimycin, antioxidant, antidiabetic

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