Mulberry • Morus
Trees & Shrubs
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma; allergic conjunctivitis.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms.
Physical description: Deciduous tree that grows over 60 feet tall; has a wide-growing, round top, and a light grey trunk; bears fruit that is initially white before ripening to pink, purple, and then black.
Environmental factors: Popular tree for street planting and as garden and roadside ornamentals; also common on roadsides and along fencerows.
Included species: Paper mulberry, red mulberry, white mulberry, and more.
- “Mulberry.”Merriam-Webster. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mulberry
- “Mulberry.”Pollen.com. https://www.pollen.com/research/genus/morus
- “Morus alba.” Plants for a future. http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Morus+alba/
Did You Know?
In Chinese medicine, white mulberry has been used for various medicinal purposes to treat asthma, common colds, and diabetes.