Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part D (2017)
Chemical composition and pharmacological functions and principles of mulberry: A Review
Aruna GR, Geetha M Yankanchi and Manjunath Gowda
Mulberry, Morus spp. of the family Moraceae being the primary food plant for the monophagous insect Bombyx mori has special significance in sericulture industry. The present review is based on active biomolecules having different medicinal properties of various Morus species. Due to its chemical composition and pharmacological functions it is also being utilized as a medicinal plant. Many active compounds have been isolated from the mulberry plants which are used as medicines. Biochemical compounds such as Moranolin (deoxynojirimycin (DNJ)), Moran (glycopeptides), hydrophobic flavonoids (flavones and flavonone), 2 arylbenzofuran, and ethanolic extract, flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, ethyl acetate, γ -aminobutyric acid, flavanics are isolated from different parts of mulberry plants which have hypoglycemic, anti-obesity, lipid-lowering, antioxidants, antiinflammatory, antiallergic, vasoactive, neuroprotective and anticancer action activity. Mulberry plants are identified for their profitable health consequences and therefore drawn the attention of the pharmaceutical industry. The main objective of present review is to reveal the pharmological function and active principles present in Mulberry plants.
How to cite this article:
Aruna GR, Geetha M Yankanchi and Manjunath Gowda. Chemical composition and pharmacological functions and principles of mulberry: A Review. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(4): 251-254.