Ingredient Name: mulberry root, root bark of white mulberry, white mulberry root, morus alba extract, cortex mori extract

Traditional Chinese Name: 桑白皮 (sāng bái pí)

What is this?
  • A common Chinese herb that is used in Chinese medicine
  • The dried and extracted root of the white mulberry tree – which is a tree common to China (and is considered a weed)
  • The root itself is yellow and white in color with a few reddish-brown spots
  • It is usually long in length and not very brittle (so difficult to break)
  • It is cold in nature and slightly bitter in taste

How do I prepare it?

  • Rinse well in warm water

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in Chinese herbalist or specialty stores
  • Sometimes available in HK wet marts

What is the cost?

  • Relatively affordable

Any benefits?

  • This herb removes heat from the body and lungs
  • It is ideal in aiding with symptoms of cough and asthma

Any precautions?

  • As it is a cooling ingredient, pregnant women in their first trimester should take caution as cooling ingredients cause contractions

Any additional information?

  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Can store up to 3 months in a sealed container