Every homeowner wants to make the most out of his/her yard space. This is why most homeowners choose to plant trees for aesthetic reasons, in order to improve the physical appearance of their garden. Nevertheless, most of these trees have decorative purposes only, and do not provide any other benefit. How about, instead of planting a decorative tree, you grow a mulberry tree (Morus alba) and enjoy tasty fruits at the same time? This type of tree is originally from China and has a history of more than 4000 years. The tree was cultivated mainly for silkworm culture. Soon enough, the tree began to be cultivated in numerous countries worldwide, as it is very adaptive and can grow in a wide array of climates.
This is why you should plant such a tree yourself. Besides being very nice-looking and improving the physical appearance of your garden with its small and charming size, you will also be able to enjoy the delicious mulberry fruits. Moreover, the fruits also have numerous therapeutic uses. In traditional Chinese medicine, they are used to treat prematurely gray hair, constipation and diabetes. They are also used to “tonify” the blood. The fruits have neuroprotective effects in vitro and in vivo, as well as hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects from freeze-dried powder. So, mulberry fruits are not only tasty, but also very healthy. Besides fruits, the bark of the tree is also beneficial, since it is used to treat cough, fever, red dry and sore eyes, headache, wheezing, and edema, but also to promote urination. In Asia, the root bark of Morus alba is still being used as a traditional medicine for dental caries, as it exhibits antibacterial activity against food poisoning micro-organisms.
As you can see, the mulberry tree has numerous great uses that can bring many benefits to your life. There are so many reasons why planting such a tree is a good idea, that it would be a shame not to profit from this opportunity. You only need to see whether mulberries will tolerate the weather in your area and then search for nurseries that sell young mulberry trees. Since the Internet is at the tip of your fingers, finding such nurseries is at the tip of your fingers. After the tree has finally grown, you can enjoy its fruits and all the health benefits that come with them. You can even make delicious recipes, such as smoothies with mulberries and bananas.