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Black Mulberry – Morus nigra

Morus nigra

Black MulberryBlack Mulberry

Common name: Black Mulberry
Latin name: Morus nigra
Other names: Mulberry, Common Mulberry
Family: Moraceae
Habitat: Black Mulberry is native to eastern and central China.
Description: Black Mulberry is a deciduous tree, growing 10 to 13 meters. It has a dense head of branches, springing from a rough trunk. Leaves are thick, blunt toothed and lobed, with short, stiff hairs on the upper surface. Berry-like black fruits have a unique and refreshing, sweet taste.
Parts used: Fruit.
Useful components: Glucose, protein, pectin, tartaric and malic acids, ash.
Medicinal use: Traditionally, Black Mulberry has been used in cases of kidney disorders, fatigue, anemia and premature hair graying. Now it is commonly used for its antioxidant and laxative properties.  It is considered to be beneficial in cases of urinary incontinence, vertigo and constipation. It is also used as a blood tonic.
Safety: Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.

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