giovedì 1 maggio 2014
Morus alba, known as white mulberry, is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium sized mulberry tree,
which grows to 10–20 m tall.
The species is native to northern China, and is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.
It is known as शहतूत (Shahatuuta) in Hindi,Tuta in Sanskrit, Tuti in Marathi and Toot in Persian and in Armenian.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the fruit is used to treat prematurely grey hair, to "tonify" the blood,
and treat constipation and diabetes.
The bark is used to treat cough, wheezing, edema, and to promote urination.
It is also used to treat fever, headache, red dry and sore eyes.
(all this is from Wiki)