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I wondering How to make tea from mulberry leaves?

I have just known about the mulberry, actually there is one in front of my house and I was reading your information it is very interesting and I would like to try the tea

Asked by Jaitip Punnapoj on May 14, 2011

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Peter Bilton   L5: Authority   24 answers   +18 votes
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Hello Jaitip,

Mulberries and  mulberry leaves are edible. However the leaves are mildly toxic and should be cooked in boiling water first, the water then discarded, before eating them. Drinnking tea made from mulberries won't kill you, but it would probabley give you an upset stomach and could cause hallucinations.

        

 

Posted on May 16, 2011
Tammy Hammock   L2: Contributor   7 answers   +2 votes
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Here is a great guy Deane Greene on eattheweeds you can probably find out there and you will probably lean how to make jelly also!

Posted on May 16, 2011
Abron Toure   L3: Expert   3 answers   +0 votes
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Jaitip Punnapoi, I’m baffled by Peter Bilton’s remarks about mulberry tea causing an upset stomach and hallucinations. I know people here on Hawaii they drink mulberry tea daily I have never heard them complain about an upset stomach or hallucination. Although it is for certain people react differently too many things. It would be good to know the source of Peter Bilton’s comments; I will certainly pass it on, or is this from personal experience? (Below find the comments from Ronnie, who responded to a similar question sometime back.)

 Ronnie

In the early '90s, I was given some Mulberry plants. I used to make jam and cordials from the berries. Then, I got word that the leaves are good for healthy eyes, so I pluck the shoots with semi-matured leaves and dried them in the sun. When already completely dried just take a table-spoon of the dried leaves and pour boiling hot water into the tea-pot just like you would with Chinese tea.

Tastes better than Chinese green tea! Try it, it's easy as 123!

Posted on May 17, 2011
Peter Bilton   L5: Authority   24 answers   +18 votes
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Hi Abron, I was referring to red mulberries or Morus rubra, in particular, very common on the east coast. I know that mulberry leaves have chemical compounds which can be beneficial to our health such as coumarins and tannins. They also contain phytochemicals ( antioxidants) which are good for the eyes. Yet at the same time some of these natural compounds, which are there to protect the plants, can be toxic if taken in large amounts. So I would not advocate eating or making tea from the leaves unless the leaves are first cooked. The berries of course are fine to eat because they don't contain any of the resinous sap that is found in all other parts of the plant.

 

    

Posted on May 17, 2011
Sharon Fisher   L1: Member   2 answers   +1 votes
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To Prepare Mulberry Tea :
* Add 1 - 2 teaspoons of Mulberry leaves to the tea pot.
* Bring water in a tea kettle just to the boiling point and then pour it into the tea pot.
* Steep for 1 - 2 minutes and strain to serve.

The leaf of the mulberry is used to make a variety of green tea.

* Mulberry leaf green tea can act as a shield against high blood pressure.

* Mulberry leaf green tea is beneficial for those prone to diabetes

* It improve vision. It also helps keep bones strong and sturdy.

* Mulberry leaf green tea contains a variety of vitamins. Vitamin A for good eye sight. Vitamins B1 and B2 are good for converting blood sugars into energy, and Vitamin C is essential for overall health. Mulberry Leaf Green Tree contains calcium. potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

* Mulberry leaf green tea has anti-aging properties. It is also used as a weight loss aid and to help relieve constipation.

 

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Posted on May 24, 2011

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