Health Benefits Of Mulberries
Mulberries are the sweet, hanging fruits from a genus of deciduous trees that grow in a variety of temperate areas around the world. Thought to possibly have originated in China, they have spread throughout the world and are highly praised for their unique flavour and impressive composition of nutrients. In fact, most varieties found in different parts of the world are considered to be “native” from those areas, as they are widespread.
The scientific name of mulberry varies depending on which species you are looking at, the most common types are Morus australis and Morus nigra, but there are other delicious varieties as well. In terms of appearance, the berries grow very fast when they are young but gradually slow as their color changes from white or green to pink or red, and eventually settling on dark purple or even black.
Benefits of Mulberry
- Good for Digestive health
- Improves blood circulation
- Boosts your immune system
- Improves you vision
- Treats dry and sensitive skin
- Good for your hair
- Anti-ageing properties
- Maintains heart health
- Build Healthy Bones
- Reduce Bad Cholesterol
- Prevent Premature Aging
Facts about Mulberries
- Mulberry leaves grow in bunches called the ‘drupes’, which is a favourite of silkworms. The silkworms gorge on the leaves ruthlessly, becoming fatter and fatter.
- All the parts of the mulberry tree have been invariably used in one way or the other in ancient Chinese herbal medicine.
- Mulberry trees grow up to 30 to 80 feet in height. The white mulberry variety is the largest, and the black mulberry is the smallest, and only grows as a shrub.
- Mulberry trees produce fruit only after 10 years of its plantation.
- White mulberry leaves were used by ancient Romans to treat diseases of the mouth, trachea and the lungs.
- Mulberry essential oil has a great fragrance and provides many benefits. It can be added to lotions, shampoos, soaps and candles.
Mulberries have no.of health benefits, therefore demand of Mulberries from other countries , means Export of Mulberries from India has increased.