of Morus alba L., family Moraceae.
A kind of collective fruit (consisting of many small achenes), oblong,
1-2 cm long. Appearing yellow-brown, dull purple when riped, with short
fruit stalk. Small achene flat-ovate, wrapped by fleshy persistent perianth.
Sweet and sour in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to heart, liver
and kidney channels.
Nourish yin, enrich blood, moisturize dryness and calm the wind:For insufficiency
of yin-blood or stirring up of wind-yang manifested as dizziness, tinnitus,
vexation and insomnia; for diabetes due to yin-deficiency and insufficiency
of fluid; for constipation due to deficiency of yin and dryness of intestine.
Recently, used for anemia, neurasthenia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension
of yin-deficiency type.
It contains sugar, organic acid, vitamins B1, B2 and C, and carotene.
Its oleum contains oleic acid and linoleic acid.