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Do You Know Why Mulberry Trees Were Banned?

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  • Certain U.S. cities have banned mulberry trees due to the immense amount of pollen they produce
  • Mulberry trees are on nearly every continent and have a long history of food use, as well as preventing disease
  • Traditional medicinal uses for mulberries included treating diseases of the mouth, throat and lungs, strengthening bone tissue, protecting vision, improving metabolism, increasing blood circulation and acting as a treatment for dysentery and a digestive aid
  • Mulberries contain vitamins C, K, B-complex, A and E, iron, potassium, magnesium and resveratrol, each bringing their own constituents for health
  • Mulberries may have the potential to increase beneficial brown fat via a natural plant compound called rutin, which has shown potential for lowering obesity in lab animals

By Dr. Mercola

Depending on where you live in the U.S., it’s possible you have wandered in some wooded areas or even your neighborhood, stopping occasionally to snack on mulberries growing in abundance, since mulberry trees are very hardy and can grow just about anywhere.


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