Mulberry trees are grown by people for a wide array of reasons, the main one being that they are perfect for silkworm culture. However, these trees can also be grown for aesthetic and therapeutic reasons. The mulberry tree comes from China, where it originated over 4,000 years ago. Back then, the mulberry leaves and fruits were used in therapeutic medicine and were effective cures against a wide array of diseases. It seems that people nowadays have forgotten all about the power and effectiveness of mulberry trees, so it important to be reminded of their numerous medicine and therapeutic uses. Regardless of whether you grow red, white, wild or black mulberries, their fruits, leaves and stems can be used for a wide array of purposes.
The best thing you could do with the leaves of the white mulberry is making a tea that has numerous health benefits, including the ability of blocking the absorption of sugars. This means that diabetics can drink as many mulberry tea as they want to. Moreover, recent studies have shown that mulberry leaf is also able to reduce glucose levels in subjects with diabetes mellitus type 2. The tea also has numerous antioxidants, which purity the body, reduce bad cholesterol, and boost the immune system. The levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus in mulberry leaves and stem are very high, so they are a great source of nutrients. Mulberry tea is also great for people who want to relieve constipation, colds, anemia, and coughs. The Cancer Letters journal published a study according to which mulberries contain anthocyanins, which have the potential of inhibiting lung carcinoma cells. Since mulberry tea is helpful when it comes to flushing fluids and toxins out of the body, it is also used for detoxifying purposes.
As it detoxifies the body, it enhances weight loss. Mulberry tree tea is also considered to be a diuretic and it is able to block the absorption of sugars. Many people mix mulberry tea with green tea. Combining these types of tea results in even more nutrients and antioxidants, which help with normal cell growth. After starting to drink mulberry tea on a frequent basis, people start to feel much better. And they look much better, too, since they eliminate toxins and start losing weight. Clearly, the tea made from the mulberry tree is great for people of all ages and has numerous health benefits that more people should start exploring.