Is mulberry leaf toxic?
Mulberry leaves are not toxic for humans, but they are toxic for some insects. Mulberry leaves contain DNJ (1-Deoxynojirimycin), which inhibits glucose absorption in the small intestine (and helps mulberry trees defend themselves from insects). For humans in most cases consuming DNI offers great advantages. But when insects eat DNJ they die from malnutrition. Type 2 diabetic patients should consult with a physician before consuming any mulberry leaf products and monitor for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). People with severe allergies should use caution when trying mulberry.
Does mulberry leaf tea lower cholesterol?
Yes, mulberry tea is known to lower cholesterol. There are many case studies that show that mulberry lowers LDL cholesterol and raises "good" HDL cholesterol.
Is it safe to drink more than two servings of mulberry leaf tea daily?
Yes, it is safe. Unlike some plant products such as wheat grass powder, mulberry tea doesn't cause digestive problems like diarrhea. If you are suffering from diabetes, please consult with a physician before trying mulberry.
Is mulberry leaf tea safe for children and pregnant women?
Yes, mulberry leaf doesn't contain caffeine so it is safe for children, except if the child has severe allergies. When in doubt, please consult with a physician. Also please consult with your physician before trying mulberry tea if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
Can I use mulberry powder in cooking?
Yes, mulberry adds a nice green color and subtle taste to food like matcha. So it can be used for baking and making pastas. Mulberry leaf is very high in protein, so cooking with it produces more nutrient rich food. There are endless possibilities to make delicious and healthy food using powdered mulberry tea and a little imagination.
Is mulberry leaf tea a good cure for hangovers or indigestion?
Yes, mulberry is an alkaline food, so it helps correct PH balance. Eisai (1141-1215), the Japanese monk who introduced Rinzai Zen to Japan, called mulberry "a plant of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas" that protects people from evil influences, which sounds like a cure for a hangover to us.
Does oak leaf tea contain tannin and eugenol?
Yes, oak leaf contains both tannin and eugenol. It also contains catechin, which gives the taste of oak leaf tea a green tea like astringency. Oak leaf is highly antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and is filled with antioxidants.
Do you sell your products outside the USA?
Yes, we do. Our flat rate for international shipping is $15.