Mulungu shredded bark - Erythrina mulungu


Botanical name: Erythrina mulungu
Other names: Corticeira, murungu, muchocho, murungo, totocero, flor-de-coral, árvore-de-coral, amerikadeigo, ceibo, chilichi, chopo, hosoba deiko, pau-imortal, mulungu-coral, capa-homem, suiná-suiná
Family: Fabaceae
Geographic distribution:  Native to Brazil


Mulungu grows natively in the tropical wetlands of South and Central America. The bark and root of the tree have been used by indigenous people to promote relaxation.

Recent researches demonstrated that mulungu contains high levels of flavonoids, which have an antioxidant effect, and potent alkaloids, which may help reduce anxiety.

The mulungu is a holistic plant : it acts on the body and mind. In herbal medicine, the mulungu's sedactive effects are scientifically recognized. The mulungu calms nervous people, and helps to fight against disorders of the nervous system, particularly insomnia and anxiety.

As a natural sedative, the mulungu promotes deeper and restful sleep. It is said that the mulungu is a natural medicine because its alkaloids (one of the active ingredients from the bark of mulungu) act on neurotransmitters in the context of disorders ranging from anxiety, depression and epilepsy.

Our Mulungu

Our Mulungu is organic and was not in contact with chemicals. It was respectfully harvested, with care and love for the environment where it is naturally found. Is has a high content of essential oils and is of higher quality because it is always harvested at the right moment and prepared in the best conditions.



Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

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