• Useful and medicinal properties of mulberry

    Silkworm - a tree up to 15-20 m in height with a brown cracked bark. The branches of the tree are yellow-brown, the leaves are regular, ovate. Flowers are same sex, dioecious;male flowers are collected in spicate inflorescences up to 1-2 cm long, female - in earrings. Of female earrings, juicy crop is developed. Fruit is a nut.

    There are several types of mulberry. A white silk tree comes from Asia, it has tasteless white or pink fruit. Such a tree is cultivated in the entire European part of Russia, in Ukraine, in the Crimea, in the Krasnodar Territory, in the Caucasus and in Central Asia.

    Medicinal raw materials are leaves, fruits and roots of both white and black mulberry.

    In folk medicine use diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive and hypoglycemic, sugar-reducing action of mulberry.

    Fresh berries of white and black mulberry, and also of them suspend the growth of tumors in the oral cavity.

    Juice from mulberries well dries long not healing ulcers. So does the powder of dried berries.

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    Mulberry fruits in folk medicine are used as a mild laxative.

    Juice and mulberry fruits increase the release of urine and sweat, acting as a blood cleanser.

    Mulberry products( fruits, juice, leaf infusion) are used as an expectorant for bronchiectasis, bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis.

    The mulberry fruit contains a large amount of phosphorus, so they are useful for people of intellectual work, as well as for women in the second half of pregnancy.

    In Chinese traditional medicine for a long time to treat hypertensive disease apply decoction of the bark of the root of mulberry.

    2 tbsp. Spoons of crushed root bark pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, boil 40 minutes over low heat, infuse for 1 hour, drain. Drink during the day instead of water.

    If you take mulberry fruits or decoction from her leaves( pour 3 tablespoons dry leaves with a glass of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, insist 1 hour, strain).Drink instead of water. With systematic intake of mulberry fruits, broths and infusions from leaves and bark, patients with diabetes mellitus feel a significant improvement in general condition. The content of sugar in their blood goes down.

    British folk medicine recommends taking fruit juice mulberry as an easy expectorant and an easy laxative.