Botanical name: Morus alba Linn / Morus indica Griff
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Toota, Brahmataru, Tooda
On young, vigorous shoots, the leaves may be up to 30 cm long, and deeply and intricately lobed, with the lobes rounded. On older trees, the leaves are generally 5–15 cm long, unlobed, cordate at the base and rounded to acuminate at the tip, and serrated on the margins. The leaves are usuallydeciduous in winter, but trees grown in tropical regions can be evergreen. The flowers are single-sex catkins; male catkins are 2–3.5 cm long, and female catkins 1–2 cm long. Male and female flowers are usually on separate trees although they may occur on the same tree. The fruit is 1–2.5 cm long; in the species in the wild it is deep purple, but in many cultivated plants it varies from white to pink; it is sweet but bland, unlike the more intense flavor of the red mulberry and black mulberry. The seeds are widely dispersed by birds, which eat the fruit and excrete the seeds.
The root, leaves and fruits of mulberry helps control blood sugar, diabetes, food poisoning, tape worm, and reduce bad cholesterol. Mulberry tree for use in all infections of the mouth and throat.