Black Mulberry Morrus nigra L.

Black Mulberry

Black mulberry is a tree up to 20 m tall by the Moraceae family.

There are dozens of varieties of mulberry, but the most common is the white (Morus alba) and black (Morus nigra).

On the black mulberry, the bark is grayish black, cracked with rusty particles. The leaves are circularly rounded, ovate, with deep cuts, large jagged, skinny and rough, dark green. Black mulberry leaves are bigger, shinier and rough than the black mulberry. For healing purposes, the younger leaves are collected. This is best done during the flowering in April and May, but it may be all summer.

The cranberries contain: malic and citric acid, tannin, pectin, which have beneficial effects on the digestive tract; Vitamins C. The high content of B-group vitamins has a beneficial effect on carbohydrate and protein metabolism, as well as on the good functioning of the nervous system. It also contains minerals: iron, magnesium and calcium, copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and others.

In medicine, mulberry is used for its laxative, coughing, urinary, hypoglycaemic, sedative action. The leaves are used in avitaminosis as a strengthening agent, for shortness of breath, constipation, bronchitis, urethritis, prostatitis, kidney inflammation.

People with diabetes mellitus are recommended for mulberry leaf tea as it lowers and controls blood sugar.

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