Photos of Morus rubra, Red Mulberry

Morus rubra, Red Mulberry root used by Creek Indians as a restorative tonic and diuretic. Meskwaki considered root bark a useful tonic for any sickness. Mulberry fruits are an aggregate of many smaller fruits called drupes, loaded with antioxidant anthocyanins. The fruit was considered a cooling, effective laxative, especially if made into a syrup.

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