Mulberries (black or white) also known as Shahtoot in Ayurveda, have been used across cultures of the world for various purposes. From Chinese herbal treatments to Greek goddesses, Mulberry finds its mention in medical and cultural practices.
In Ayurveda, Mulberry are known to be abundant in antioxidants and are great anti-aging agents. They also help to clear blemishes and treat dry and sensitive skin. They are an excellent source of nutrients including Vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. When applied on the skin, Mulberry helps to clarify blemishes from the skin, improves uneven skin tone, hydrates and nourishes for a delicate glow in the complexion.
The same is true for the leaves of this plant, which are a rich source of the skin tone-improving antioxidant oxyresveratrol (although this compound is also present in the root, it’s more concentrated in the leaf). Overall, topical application of this plant extract helps calm stressed skin, which in turn reduces signs of environmental damage and fosters a brighter, more radiant skin tone.