Last update June 17, 2017

White Mulberry

Likely Compatibility

Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.

Tree native to China and spread throughout the world for ornamental use and as food for silkworms.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses the root, fruit, leaves and bark, attributing to them various properties, none of which have been scientifically proven (Kwon 2016, Phimarn 2016, Yang 2014, Lans 2006).

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Free of toxicity (Chichioco 2011), moderate consumption during breastfeeding would have little or no risk.

Precautions when taking plant preparations:
1. Ensure that they are from a reliable source: poisoning has occurred due to confusing one plant with another with toxic properties, as well as poisoning from heavy metals extracted from the ground and food poisoning due to contamination with bacteria or fungi.
2. Do not take in large amounts; follow recommendations from professional experts in phytotherapy. "Natural" products are not always good in any quantity: plants contain active substances from which much of our traditional pharmacopoeia has been obtained and can result in poisoning or act as endocrine disruptors if taken in excessive amounts or time periods.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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  1. Phimarn W, Wichaiyo K, Silpsavikul K, Sungthong B, Saramunee K. A meta-analysis of efficacy of Morus alba Linn. to improve blood glucose and lipid profile. Eur J Nutr. 2016 Abstract
  2. Kwon DH, Cheon JM, Choi EO, Jeong JW, Lee KW, Kim KY, Kim SG, Kim S, Hong SH, Park C, Hwang HJ, Choi YH. The Immunomodulatory Activity of Mori folium, the Leaf of Morus alba L., in RAW 264.7 Macrophages In Vitro. J Cancer Prev. 2016 Abstract
  3. Yang S, Wang BL, Li Y. [Advances in the pharmacological study of Morus alba L]. Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2014 Abstract
  4. Chichioco-Hernandez C, Wudarski J, Gevaert L, Verschaeve L. Evaluation of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of some Philippine medicinal plants. Pharmacogn Mag. 2011 Abstract
  5. Lans CA. Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2006 Abstract

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