Sang Ye, also known as White Mulberry Leaf, is an edible mushroom traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine. It has a sweet, slightly bitter taste and is said to have medicinal properties that help to regulate the body's hormones, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation, and increase vitality.
1. White mulberry leaf can help to regulate blood sugar levels, as it contains compounds that inhibit the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
2. It is rich in antioxidants, which can help to reduce oxidative stress and protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
3. White mulberry leaf can help to improve the health of the digestive system, as it contains compounds that can reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion.
While white mulberry leaf is believed to have potential benefits for the heart and circulatory system, it can also have a blood-thinning effect and increase the risk of bleeding in people taking blood-thinning medications.
The herb is sometimes used to lower blood sugar levels, but it can also cause hypoglycemia in some people, especially those with diabetes or taking medications for diabetes.
While white mulberry leaf is sometimes used to improve digestion and treat gastrointestinal disorders, it can also cause digestive upset and even diarrhea in some people.
The herb is sometimes used to promote relaxation and reduce stress, but it can also cause drowsiness and fatigue in some individuals.
White mulberry leaf has a sweet, slightly bitter taste. Some describe it as having a nut-like flavor, while others have described it as having a slightly sour taste. It is often used to add flavor to herbal teas and other drinks.
White mulberry leaf is best prepared as an infusion. To make an infusion, steep 1 teaspoon of dried white mulberry leaf in one cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Strain the mixture and enjoy the tea hot or chilled. You can also add other herbs or sweeteners such as honey or stevia to the tea to enhance the flavor.