Mulungu is a medium sized tree reaching up to 30 feet in height and is indigenous to northern Brazil, parts of Peru and tropical areas in Central America and Asia. It is sometimes called "coral tree" because of the numerous beautiful red flowers it produces that resemble coral. Mulungu carries black pods with large red and black seeds which are sometimes used by indigenous peoples to make necklaces and jewelry. Mulungu is known by several botanical names including Erythrina Mulungu, Erythri ...(more)
Several Erythrina tree species are used by indigenous peoples in the Amazon as medicines, insecticides, and fish poisons. Mulungu has long been used in Brazil by indigenous peoples as a natural sedative: it has been used to calm an overexcited nervous system and promote a restful sleep.
In both North and South American herbal medicine, Mulungu is considered to be an excellent sedative to calm agitation and nervous coughs and to treat other nervous system problems including insomnia and a ...(more)