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