HistoryMulberry trees were well known in the ancient civilizations of the world.
The first documentation of mulberry trees reports them as originating in China with China also having 3,000 years of history for cultivation.
The fruits can be used for food, juice, tea and wine. The mulberry leaf is used for raising silkworms, food and tea. The bark can be used to make paper and the leaf, branch, fruit and the root all can be used as or in traditional medicine.
Mulberry leaf was traditionally used in China as medicine by the Emperor and members of the royal court. Traditional Chinese doctors have used mulberry leaf for treatment of fever, coughing and rheumatism. More modern Chinese medical research has lead doctors to also discover that mulberry leaf can be used to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Technically, Mulberry Leaf Tea is not a tea. In Chinese the word "te" means any infusion made from the camellia plant and water. Any other hot drink made from another plant is technically called a tisane. Thus, a drink made with mulberry leaf is technically a tisane.
Drinking a cup or two of Mulberry tea/tisane a day is a delicious, easy and nutritious way to help add health benefits to your diet.