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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Dried fruits of mulberry (Kitori) are cleaned and ground with walnut kernels and a thick paste is made, locally called "Chakalpostek" and is prescribed against old age weakness. Fresh mulberry fruits (the seedless variety-locally called be dana) are collected and boiled with water for 2 hours. Then the juice is filtered through a muslin cloth and again the juice is boiled 1-2 hours and a thick reddish brown color paste is obtained, locally called "Sherni". One teaspoon full sherni mixed with a cup of tea is given to the patient who has verenz (stabbing pains). One tea spoon full of sherni mixed with 2 cups of milk and boiled then it is given against chronic jaundice before sleep for 5 consecutive days. One table spoon full of sherni one glass milk and 4 glass of water then boiled and is given to the patient of urinary tract infection (UTI). One glass twice a day for 4 consecutive days. Fresh or dried mulberries are soaked in water in an eathern vessel in a warm environment, and are left for two-three days to decompose. Then by a method of crude distillation, a pure alcohol, called Tara, is produced and is very popular, illicit beverage which can fetch up to Rs200 per litre.

Medicinal Health Benefits: 

Strengthens Eyesight: Regular consumption of mulberry will help strengthen your eyesight Hair growth and gray hair: Mulberry juice when applied directly on the head is suppose to help blacken your gray hair and promotes healthy growth

Cancer: Mulberry is rich in resveratol that is believed to help prevent cancer Immune System: High in Vitamin C and flavonoids, it is a natural booster for flu and other minor ailments. Mulberry also helps with your gastric problems and with chronic hepatitis. Mulberry as a Brain tonic: With its high content of choline, mulberry is a good brain tonic which helps with your memory •Source of protein: Mulberry is one of the very few fruits with protein, which helps with muscle building.

Arthritic pain: With its anti inflammatory properties, it helps reliefs arthritic pain Diabetes: The flavonoids in mulberry assists in controlling the sharp rise of blood sugar

Post Pregnancy: Eating mulberry after childbirth, is good to bring back energy and health.

Cholesterol: Eating mulberry on a regular basis will keep your cholesterol level low. It will also strengthen your liver and kidney.

Constipation: Mulberry, with its high fiber content, will help treat constipation.

Hypertension: Help contains hypertension.

Enhances appetite: Regular consumption of mulberry will improve the digestive and assimilating function and hence will enhance the appetite level.

Calms the nerves: Nutritional content of the berry will help enhance the blood and indirectly calms the nerves.

Local Name Kitori
Botanical Name Morus alba
Part used Fruit
Locally used for Weakness in old age, Verenz (stabbing pain), Zehch payeni(jaundice) and Urinary tract infection (UTI).