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Mulberry Leaf - Dry Herb

Mulberry Leaf - Dry Herb Image

Black Mulberry, Common Mulberry, Sang Yen (Chinese), Sang Zhi (Branches And Twigs In Chinese), Sang Bai Pi (Root Bark In Chinese)

Parts Used: Leaves, twigs, root bark, berries.

Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anthelmintic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Blood Tonic, Bronchial Dilator, Cathartic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Laxative, Nutritive, Refrigerant, Yin Tonic.

Internal Uses: Anemia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Constipation, Cough, Diabetes, Fever, Flu, Headache, Hypertension, Sore Throat, Tapeworm, Ulcers, Vertigo, Weakness

Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules, Syrup.

Different parts of the plant have different properties. The leaves are alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, diphoretic, and expectorant. The berries are a blood tonic, laxative, nutritive, refrigerant, yin tonic. The fruit, leaves and bark are anthelmintic, and the root bark is an anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cathartic, diuretic, expectorant, and bronchial dilator. The twigs are alterative, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, and diuretic.

Different parts of the plant, as well as different species, have different uses. Adrenal support (White Mulberry), anemia (berries), colds (leaves), constipation (berries), cough (leaves, bark), fever (leaves), flu (leaves), sore throat (White Mulberry leaves), hypertension (Black Mulberry twigs), weakness (berries), diabetes (Black Mulberry leaves), tapeworm (Root bark), ulcers (berries), vertigo (berries).

The leaves and bark help clear infection from the lungs and thus relieve coughs and respiratory problems.
Topical Applications: Gargle from the white or black varieties to treat sore throat.

Chemical Constituents: Twigs contain mulberrin, fructose, glucose flavonoids, coumarin, tannin, sugar. Berries contain sugar, malic acid, pectin, gum, vitamins B-1 and B-2,, beta carotene, tannin, linoleic acid. Root bark contains carotene, choline, amylase.

Contraindications: The green berries and sap from the leaves and stem of both Black and White Mulberry are toxic and may cause hallucinations combined with stomach distress. Therefore those parts of the plant are not recommended. Excess consumption of the berries may cause diarrhea. Avoid the leaves and bark if a person has cold, weak lungs and poor digestion.