mulberry improves memory and attention

This strange and little discussed herb has now been shown to enhance memory and attention. And, if you think you’ve seen it before, maybe you saw it on Mulberry Street!

One of the things we love to do at The Natural Path is discover herbs with amazing promise that have not caught on yet but will. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know one of the herbs were excited about is mulberry.

Mulberry has, so far, been shown to help menopause—possibly even more than estrogen—and diabetes.

Now new research suggests that it can also help your memory.

Earlier recent research had shown for the first time that mulberry had positive effects on cognition when a double-blind study showed that it improved attention and working memory in 6-12 year old kids (Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2020 Jun 27;2020:6123759).

The new study put those results to the test in adults. It gave mulberry to 30 men and women between 18 and 60 years of age for six weeks. There are three kinds of mulberry tree, each named for the colour of its fruit: white, red and black. This study used white mulberry (Morus alba).

After six weeks of consuming mulberry, the people in the study had significantly faster response times and accuracy. The results show that mulberry improves attention, ability to maintain attention as well as quality and speed of memory.

Recent research has suggested that stress increases the release of cortisol and that increased cortisol affects memory. Mulberry was shown in both this study and the study on children to significantly reduce cortisol, suggesting one possible way the herb works.

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2021; 2021: 5520059

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