Erythrina mulungu (mulungu)

50 grams shredded bark
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Erythrina mulungu (mulungu) is a Brazilian ornamental tree and medicinal plant native to the cerrado and caatinga ecoregions in Brazil, South America. In Brazil Mulungu has been used for a long time as a natural sedative. The herb is said to be able to stabilize the central nervous system. In stressful times it helps to balance and calm the nerves. The herb is also used as an antioxidant. Mulungu is not very widely known or used in North America; mostly appearing as an ingredient in only a few herbal formulas for anxiety or depression.

Effects of mulungu

Mulungu has sedative qualities and suppresses fatigue. This herb is often used to calm the nerves

How to use mulungu

About half of a cup of a standard bark decoction (per day) should be a normal dosage. A decoction is commonly made of 1 teaspoon powdered herb or 2 teaspoons of cut herb per 250 ml of boiling water. Cover and reduce heat to medium so that the mixture stays at a good simmer, and keep covered for 20 minutes. Then the decoction has to be cooled, strained and consumed.


Mulungu is a sedative and may cause drowsiness. People with a low blood pressure should use Mulungus with caution and monitor their blood pressure accordingly.
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