Mulberry juice is obtained from the ripe fruit of the mulberry, Morus nigra, Linn. (N.O. Moraceae), by expression. It occurs as a dark violet or purple liquid, with a faint odour and a refreshing, acid, saccharine taste. Specific gravity about 1.06.
Action and Uses.—The juice is slightly laxative and expectorant, but it is used chiefly as an adjuvant, in the form of Syrupus Mori.
- Syrupus Mori, B.P.C.—SYRUP OF MULBERRY.
- Mulberry juice, 50; alcohol, 6.25; sugar, 90. Dose.—2 to 4 mils (3 to 1 fluid drachm).
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.