Mulberries, Morus spp., native to warm and tropical areas of each continent have a long history of medicinal use. Used for centuries in Chinese and folklore medicine, as a remedy for many kinds of diseases, these little gems are actually a-group-of-fruit-within-a-fruit. They can be found clumped together in long and short varieties. Ranging from white, burgundy to black in color and insipid to sugary in flavour, all are beneficial for their antioxidisingpolyphenols. These powerful phyto(plant)chemicals known specifically as anthocyanidins especially persistent in all dark-colored berries, have been extensively researched for different healthful propertie: from blood-thinning to natural liver cleansing. A specifically potent antioxidant called resveritrol benefits adrenal function, therefore helping buffer stress in the body. High breeding-ability holds promise in the functional food industry…but for lovers of slow food and ancient-strains, such as myself, they are a Dionysian dream, rivaling the grape in their wine-making potential and the pomegranate, in cancer-fighting juice.
xox dr millie lytle nd
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