The Mulberry is a small tree native to China, whose leaves have been appreciated for over 700 years in Asia for their refined taste and healing properties. Very quickly the mulberry tree was cultivated all over the world. Its leaves are commonly used in herbal medicine because beacause of their multiple virtues; Silkworms also love its leaves.
The Mulberry likes sunny areas, and grows along paths, on copses, hedges or stone walls.
In Chinese medicine:
With its bittersweet flavor and cold nature, it mostly flows to the Lung Meridian and the Liver.
But also to Large Intestine and Stomach.
- It dries moisture out
- It chases the wind
- It refreshes the blood
- It clears the vision
- It eliminates thirst
- It eliminates the fire of the Liver
It would be indicated in the case of:
For internal use:
- Sore throat and dryness of the throat, with fever and dry cough
- Headaches with the feeling that the head "explodes", and vomiting.
- Its powder ,mixed and taken with food, stops night sweating
For external use:
- In the form of powder, applied to wounds to avoid infections, calms psoriasis, and eczema
- In bath against rheumatism
- After the forzen nights, the leaves are used in decoction to wash watery eyes on days of strong wind.
During a slimming diet, regularly take a leaf decoction cure for 9 days (best time 20 minutes before you meals).
Science confirms that:
- The decoction of the leaves strongly inhibits staphylococcus aureus, certain streptococci, colibacillus, pyocyanic bacillus, diphtheria and anthrax.
- It regulates blood sugar and cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.
Preparation and use :
- In decoction (for weight loss drink 20 min before the meal)
- Take the leaves after the first frosts and dry them, for the decoction 5-10 gr.
- The fruit is used in preparations, to soothe the discomforts of menopause
- The unripe fruit is used to soothe diarrhea and against worms.
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Ifs : Newlestter Automne 2014 page 8/9 Article de Jean Pélissier