This tree is originally from Central Asia, and arrived to Europe in the Middle Ages. In this region it is plentiful.
Many plants that grow in these places are not as well known for its healing properties, just because they are mainly used for other industrial purposes. This is the case with the white mulberry tree. This tree is used for timber and fruit to feed silkworms, but its berries are very healthy and helpful for many serious diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and even tumors.
White mulberry contains organic acids, plenty of vitamin C, carotene, pectin, fiber, inverted sugar, resin … These active ingredients help with tonsillitis, for the treatment of cough, fever, diarrhea, headaches and inflammation.
It is also rich in antioxidants, and a regular usage can considerably reduce the blood cholesterol, and long term it also helps with heart disease. It is also used as a folk remedy for type 2 diabetes, because its leaves contain substances that normalize blood sugar levels.
A study conducted at the University of Texas found that white mulberry berries contain resveratrol, a natural phenol that is effective in fighting several types of cancer and heart disease.