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Mulberry twig, also called Sang Yhi in Chinese, is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is known for its tonic and calming effects and is used to treat a wide range of conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, and digestive issues. It is typically taken as a tea, tincture, or extract.



1. Calming Effects: Mulberry twig has calming effects and is used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

2. Digestive Aid: Mulberry twig is also used to treat digestive problems such as constipation, indigestion, and bloating.

3. Immune System Support: Mulberry twig is believed to boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells, which helps fight off infection and disease.



  • While mulberry twig is believed to have potential benefits for the cardiovascular system and to improve blood sugar control, it can also cause digestive upset and even diarrhea in some people.

  • The herb is sometimes used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, but it can also have immunostimulatory effects, which can exacerbate certain inflammatory conditions.

  • Mulberry twig can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.

  • The use of mulberry twig has not been extensively studied, and there may be other potential contradictions or side effects that are not yet known.


Tastes Like:

Mulberry twig has a mild flavor with a slightly sweet and earthy taste. It is often combined with other herbs to create a more flavorful tea.



The best way to prepare mulberry twig is to steep it in hot water for 10-15 minutes. This will extract all of the beneficial properties of the herb. You can also make a tincture or extract from the leaves.

Mulberry Twig (Sang Zhi)

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