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The healing power of black mulberry and white mulberry

  1. The black mulberry is native to Southwest Asia. Because the plant has been cultivated since time immemorial, it is not clear exactly where the tree, which can reach a height of 10 meters, originally grows. The plant has grown wild in large parts of Asia and Europe due to its cultivation. The leaves of this plant fall off when they are mature and the edible, black mulberry has black colored fruits that are reminiscent of blackberries or raspberries in appearance. In herbal medicine, both the fruit and the leaf of this shrub are used for their medicinal capacities. It is mainly used as a mouthwash for sore throats and mouth ulcers and the leaf has blood sugar lowering properties, which can be used in people with type 2 diabetes.

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  1. Black mulberry as a culinary fruit The mulberry in traditional Chinese medicine Active substances Medicinal effects of the mulberry Medicinal effects of the mulberry leaf Dose and Safety

Black mulberry as a culinary fruit

  1. The fruit of the black mulberry is tasty and edible. It can be eaten in large quantities without any problems. It is a delicious fruit in desserts. Jams are made of it. The fruits are also dried for use outside of the seasons. In dried form, together with raisins and goji berries, it is a great alternative and super healthy sweetener for dessert or a self-prepared muesli breakfast. After drying, you can powder them to serve as an alternative sweetener in a dessert.

The mulberry in traditional Chinese medicine

  1. In Chinese traditional medicine, the black mulberry has been used for millennia. The white mulberry and the black mulberry have the same medicinal qualities. Multiple parts of the tree are used. A tea made from fresh or dried leaves is used as a medicine for elephantiasis. Tetanus is controlled by drinking the sap of the tree along with sugar. The leaves have an antibacterial, diaphoretic, astringent, toothache and eye-healing effect. Mulberry leaf tea is drunk for colds, flu, eye inflammation and nosebleeds. The stems are a natural medicine against rheumatism and have a diuretic and blood pressure lowering effect. In addition, it is a tonic for the pectoral muscles or pectoral fins. A bark tincture is used to relieve toothaches. Mulberry fruits have a positive effect on the kidneys and are used for incontinence, ringing in the ears, premature graying and constipation. The bark of the root is an ingredient of anti-cough medicine. Mulberry root bark has a diuretic, expectorant and blood pressure lowering effect. It is used internally in the treatment of asthma, cough, bronchitis, edema, hypertension or high blood pressure, and diabetes. The roots are harvested in winter and dried for later use. The root bark is an anthelmintic or anthelmintic. It will be White Mulberry that just lost its leaves / Source: Liné1, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-2.5)

Active ingredients

  1. Only the fruit and leaves of the black mulberry are used for phytotherapeutic purposes. The fruit contains the following important ingredients: Natural sugars, organic acids such as malic and citric acid and pectin.

Medicinal effects of the mulberry

  1. In herbalism the mulberry fruit is used as follows:

Medicinal effects of the mulberry leaf

  1. In herbal medicine, mulberry leaves are used as follows:

Dose and Safety

  1. There are several different ways to take mulberry as a herbal medicine. The mulberry is without danger. You can safely eat a lot of it. For the application forms below, only the therapeutic dose must be adhered to; it has no risk of side effects.

  2. There are several different ways to take mulberry as a herbal medicine. The mulberry is without danger. You can safely eat a lot of it. For the application forms below, only the therapeutic dose should be adhered to; it has no risk of side effects.



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