Mulberry blooms in May. It matures gradually, from late June to August. Mature fruits are juicy, sweet, soft and delicious to eat.
The fruits contain natural sugars (mostly glucose) water, citric and apple acid and pectin, tannins, resins, vitamins C and B2. They mostly contain minerals like iron, calcium and manganese.
Experts say that mulberry deserves to be included in superfoods, because it has big role in preventing of aging of the body and helps against many diseases.
Black mulberry has numerous healing properties. The black mulberry is used in folk medicine against urinary tract infections, diseases of the mouth and throat, epilepsy, depression, insomnia, dizziness, diabetes….
Fresh immature mulberries are used against diarrhea and mature as a mild laxative.
Leaves of black mulberry are known folk remedy used for lowering and controlling blood sugar, and is widely used in tea blends for diabetes.
White mulberry has extensive application in cosmetics.
Is a part of many cosmetic products for skin whitening, stain removal and spot because it contains inhibitors that reduce the synthesis of melanin.
It is also used in the composition of the preparation of anti-aging skin treatment for skin around the eyes, toning and cleansing the face.
It was also noted that helps in arthritis, eye diseases, weakness of the body and relaxes the nervous system.
According to Jonathan Hartwell, author of the book “Plants Against Cancer”, juice of white mulberries can help with throat cancer. If you can, eat both species of mulberries, because you will derive many benefits.
Healing properties of mulberry bark
Since the time of Dioscorides bitter bark of mulberries root is very useful as a remedy against parasites in the intestines, especially tapeworms.
Bark treats bowel and stomach disease, dyspepsia and helps with food, alcohol and mushroom poisoning. The bark of mulberry is used to obtain a powder which is used as an ointment, with external usage, for faster healing of wounds. A decoction of the bark is drunk against high blood pressure.
The healing properties of the mulberries:
- Rejuvenates the body
- Against parasites
- Regulates blood sugar
- Reduces the risk of degenerative diseases
- Strengthens the kidneys
- Cleanses the liver
- Helps with constipation
- Improves the blood count
- Relieves the symptoms of flu and colds
- Prevents gray hairs
- Accelerates wound healing
Black mulberry Leaf tea against diabetes:
- Pour 3 tablespoons of mulberry leaves in 2 cups of boiling water and leave it for ten hours. Strain and drink it throughout the day.
Syrup against fevers, inflammations and constipation:
- Mix 2 pounds of black mulberries and pint of water and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Leave to stand for 24 hours.
- The next day, mix the mixture with 3 cups of brown sugar or other natural sweetener according to your wishes (stevia, honey, maple syrup) and cook until desired consistency.
- The syrup can be kept into bottles, previously sterilized. The syrup can be consumed several times a day diluted with water.
Note: Do not eat enormous quantities of mulberry fruit, as they can cause digestive problems and hallucination.
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