Background: Morus alba Linn. commonly known as white mulberry, belongs to the family Moraceae, is a
promising traditional medicine. In Asia, besides its use in the preparation of delicacies, every part of this plant is utilized in
traditional medicine. Over the past decade, studies related to identification and isolation of biologically active compounds,
with flavonoids as the major class of phytoconstituents, from this plant has been reported. These phytoconstituents are not
only found to be beneficial for the maintenance of general health but also are associated with a range of potential
pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anticancer, hepatoprotective,
cardioprotective, neuroprotective to name a few.
Objective: This review aims to provide upgraded and comprehensive information regarding the phytochemical,
ethnomedicinal use and pharmacological profile of the plant Morus alba Linn.
Method: The significant information has been collected through various database viz. PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science,
Science Direct based on the recent findings, using different terms of Morus alba.
Results: The outcome of the study suggests that Morus alba is a multifunctional plant numerous phytochemicals, and
possess a range of pharmacological activities.
Conclusion: The data assembled on Morus alba will be beneficial to trigger research in various fields of pharmaceutical and
allied science to explore the medicinal importance of this unique plant.