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    Dr. Paddo - Wednesday 26 August 2023

    Meet mulungu: sedative from South America

    Do you ever have sleeping problems, do stress and worrying thoughts keep you from sleeping? When you're tossing and turning at night, it might be comforting to know you're not alone. Anyway, sleeping problems are really annoying and have a lot of impact on how you feel during the day. But there is a natural remedy, which comes from a tree from South America: Mulungu. It contains perhaps the most powerful sedatives in the world. You can read all about it in this blog.


    What is Mulungu and how does it work?

    You may well have never heard of mulungu. In the western world it is not really known yet, but it is increasingly being processed in supplements. The mulungu tree (Erythrina mulungu) is a tree that can grow quite high (about 15 meters) and has a beautiful get flowers. These look a bit like coral, with their striking warm orange color. Mulungu originally grows in Peru and Brazil, it prefers moist and warm areas. You will find it mainly along rivers and in swamps in South America. What makes the tree so interesting to us, of course, are the substances that are produced in the bark. These are active alkaloids, such as eysodine and cristamidine. Flavonoids and triterpenes are also present, substances that can also affect our health. Those who suffer from anxiety, stress or have problems sleeping should try mulungu. This supplement can help restore a healthy sleep pattern, has positive effects on mood and has a powerful calming effect.


    What can you use mulungu for?

    Do you struggle with stress, mental unrest, worrying and sleeping problems? Our way of life can cause a lot of stress, with a high workload, many stimuli and an extremely fast pace. If you suffer from this, try mulungu.


    Anxiety and stress

    Research shows that mulungu could help with anxiety and stress complaints. It lowers the level of stress and has a positive effect on mood. A study published in the Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology researched anxiety in mice. These animals were given an extract of mulungu bark. This appeared to affect the central nervous system, so that the scientists observed less nervous behaviour in the mice. Also, from a study published in the Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin in 2003 revealed the anti-anxiety properties of mulungu. Rats were given mulungu and subsequently a decrease in anxiety was observed.


    Mulungu: improving mood

    One of the other positive effects of mulungu is that it can improve your mood. It induces a powerful sense of well-being, with people reporting a warm and tingling sensation in the body. You can feel happy, satisfied and happy. In addition, it can also suppress appetite, which is also an important benefit for many people. Mulungu can therefore not only be used for anxiety, but also for mood complaints such as depression.


    In case of pain

    Mulungu can also be used for pain. Studies have been done on mice that indicate that mulungu has analgesic properties. The substances in mulungu ensure that the body reacts less sensitively to pain stimuli. It may also be used in the treatment of other conditions, such as hepatitis, gingivitis, bronchitis and epilepsy.


    Positive effects on blood pressure

    Two of the alkaloids in mulungu are hydroxyerythravine and erythravine. These have blood pressure lowering properties, which can help with high blood pressure.


    Possible side effects

    Fortunately, mulungu generally does not cause any side effects. Possible side effects are a feeling of drowsiness and low blood pressure. However, this natural remedy is not recommended for pregnant women and when breastfeeding. People with heart problems should also not use it. Furthermore, it is not recommended to give this supplement to children and adolescents under the age of 18.


    Use Mulungu

    If you want to start using mulungu, you can choose from different supplements. In our shop you will find mulungu extract from Shamanita and Mulungu bark from Indian Spirits. The extract is easy to use, you take 1 to 3 drops per day in your mouth. You can make a kind of tea from the bark. Put two teaspoons in 250 ml of boiled water. The water will absorb the active substances. Let the mixture stand for 20 minutes and then filter it with a sieve. You can then drink the boiled water.

    We offer many different supplements that can help with anxiety and stress. Isn't mulungu what you're looking for? Look in our smart shop at the department Relaxed. Here you will find many more resources that have a calming and relaxing effect, such as Blue Lotus, the wonderful soothing tea (Relaxmix) from Indian Spirits of Damiana capsules. Also, CBDis a natural supplement that can be used for anxiety and stress.

    What In that respect, there are now many natural remedies that can help with such complaints. Are you looking for something that has a calming effect, take a look around our shop and if you have any questions, let us know.

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