As with any consumable, there are some potential side effects that can occur when you drink mulberry tea. First, it is very important to remember that these side effects do not happen to everyone. While some people may see complications, other people will see no negative impact from drinking the tea. In some cases, people will in fact see benefits from drinking mulberry tea. However, If you are at all concerned about the possible negative effects of drinking mulberry tea, it is best to talk to your regular doctor or general practitioner before you try the tea.
What are the drawbacks?
According to WebMD, not enough research has been done to identify any significant side effects for ingesting white mulberry, especially when pregnancy or breast feeding is concerned. However, as GuideDoc notes, the tea has high levels of potassium that could make it troublesome for anyone who has kidney problems. If you have a known or suspected kidney issue, it is best to do thorough research and consult with your doctor before drinking the tea.
You should also be aware of any allergies that you have to plants before drinking mulberry tea. Because mulberry tea is made directly from the leaves of a mulberry tree, it can be a naturally occurring allergen to some. Without knowing it, you might be allergic to mulberry leaves and consuming the tea may result in this allergy flaring up and causing a negative reaction. If you have been allergic to plants in the past, you may want to check and see if you can visit an allergy specialist who can determine if you are also allergic to mulberry leaves before you go out and buy the tea.
Finally, one of the most notable and widely discussed potential side effects of drinking mulberry tea is the impact that it might have on your blood sugar, especially for those people who suffer from diabetes. As the Health Benefits Times reports, many studies have been done on the positive impact that consuming mulberry tea can have on patients with diabetes. The Mulberry Tea website cautions that with the mulberry leaves’ natural ability to block sugar from entering the bloodstream comes the potential negative side effect of low blood sugar. While blocking some sugar from the bloodstream is typically a good thing for many people, blocking too much of it can be dangerous. This is especially true for people who have diabetes that is either undiagnosed or unregulated. If you are using mulberry tea to help control or reduce your blood sugar levels, you must pay extra attention to your sugar levels at all times to make sure that they do not drop too low. Again, if this is your goal when you are drinking mulberry tea, it is always the best idea to talk to your doctor. They can help you understand the side effects that come with drinking mulberry tea to regulate diabetes, and can give you ways to make sure that too much sugar is not blocked and your levels do not dip too low.