The Paper Mulberry Scientific Name Broussonetia papyrifera is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae.
It is native to Asia, in places such as China, Japan, and Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand.
It is also extensively cultivated elsewhere, in Europe, the United States and Africa.
There are many health benefits of Mulberries; it Improves digestive health, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar Levels, reduces cancer risk, improves blood circulation, cure anaemia, better heart health and good for vision.
Mulberries are colourful berries that are eaten both fresh and dried.
They’re a good source of iron, and vitamin C. Paper mulberry leaves have a significant level of protein up to 20 per cent on a dry matter basis making it a good source of fodder. In Southeast Asia, cattle and water buffalo graze the foliage, while boiled leaves are, fed to pigs.
Paper mulberry wood is light, soft and brittle, greyish-white in colour with an even, straight grain.
The wood is used mainly in the manufacture of cheap furniture, match sticks, packing cases, boxes, plywood, building boards, sports equipment and pencils.