The mulberry is an excellent shading tree, with its widespread branches and dense foliage of beautifully green leaves. In Asia, mulberry leaves are used to feed silk worms. Mulberry berries, and particularly the large, juicy mulberries of the black mulberry fruit tree, are used to make delicious cordials and jams.
Active ingredients with vasoconstrictive and soothing properties are extracted from the roots of the mulberry tree. These molecules are also involved in the inhibition of tyrosinase, an enzyme that produces a dark pigment: melanin. These extracts therefore form part of the composition of lightening products.