Mulberry is a tree with many services, it provides good shade, oxygen, a delicious fruit and leaves with many nutrients.
The mulberry tree, scientifically namedMorus, is a medium-sized tree that can adapt to various climates and soils. Therefore, it is easy to find in various Latin American countries. Its leaves have been increasingly sought to make an infusion because, according to the Brazilian Table of Food Composition (Taco), prepared by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), the blackberry leaf has almost 3 times more calcium than milk cow. But this is just one of the benefits of drinking blackberry tea.
Plant option for calcium absorption
As mentioned above, mulberry leaves have more calcium than cow's milk. So, in addition to being good for people with lactose intolerance, blackberry tea is a healthy, plant-based option for vegetarians and vegans.
Relief of menopausal symptoms
The properties of this tea are capable of improving hormonal regulation that is very unbalanced during menopause. Therefore, blackberry tea for menopause is a good ally, as it helps to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, nervousness and anxiety, along with other healthy habits necessary for the quality of life of women over 40 years old.
With its richness in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, it is good for the body in general. Its antioxidant action helps to eliminate the cells of the body from the attack of free radicals that leave them oxidized. By preventing oxidation, cells can be healthier, preventing premature aging and a number of inflammatory diseases.
There are several recommendations for tea made from blackberry leaves to help heal inflammatory processes. It can be used to gargle when you have a canker sore and a sore throat, as well as being ideal for a sitz bath or to drink when the problem is a urinary tract infection.
This tea cannot be consumed repeatedly throughout the day, as it can cause intoxication in the body.
Symptoms of intoxication
When the intake of this tea is excessive, the body will react with nausea, vomiting and an upset stomach. It must be removed to prevent liver damage and compromise nutrient absorption.
This tea should not be considered as an exclusive treatment for any disease, it can only serve as a complement to treatments, always with the guidance of the doctor.
It is not recommended for pregnant women and people with liver problems.
How to prepare a blackberry infusion
To get the best benefits from mulberry, it is best to prepare tea from its leaves, which can be fresh, freshly picked, or dehydrated.
Mulberry leaves: 1 tablespoon of chopped leaves;
Water: 1 liter.
- Boil the water, turn off the heat and add the blackberry leaves;
- Let stand for 5 minutes, strain and drink throughout the day without sweetening. The same recipe works for gargling and sitz baths.