All About the Mulungu Tree

Dr. Morgan Camp M.D.

IN BRIEF

One of the five amazing anti-anxiety ingredients in Be Serene is Mulungu bark powder. It comes from the Mulungu tree (Erythrina mulungu) which is both an ornamental plant with lovely coral colored flowers and a medicinal plant. It is native to the Amazon region in South America, and is primarily found in Brazil.
Mulungu Tree

One of the five amazing anti-anxiety ingredients in Be Serene is Mulungu bark powder. It comes from the Mulungu tree (Erythrina mulungu) which is both an ornamental plant with lovely coral colored flowers and a medicinal plant. It is native to the Amazon region in South America, and is primarily found in Brazil.

What Does a Mulungu Tree Look Like?

The tree can grow up to 50 feet tall. The beautiful reddish colored flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and other birds as well. There are also seed pods that form on the tree. These produce large red and black seeds that are poisonous if consumed, but are used to make lovely jewelry and decor. It generally grows in areas with plenty of water, like a marsh or a riverbank.

What is Mulungu Used For?

Every part of the Mulungu tree has a use. The leaves and bark have been used by Indigenous people of the region for centuries, if not longer. It is mainly used as a mild sedative to help people sleep better, and to calm anxiety. However, it has also been used to help with a cough or asthma, hepatitis and other liver problems, and even epilepsy. Mulungu has also been shown to have antibacterial properties for the throat and urinary tract.

How Does it Work?

Many of the chemicals found in Mulungu have been proven to have positive effects on the body. Some of them have shown positive effects on the cardiac system, and others have proven sedative properties. Some studies have shown it might even be a good herbal supplement to help you quit smoking nicotine products. However, the most important thing to note is that studies have proven its anti-anxiety effects.

While studying Mulungu, scientists discovered Mulungu functions similarly in that it behaves the same way as GABA, an important amino acid for brain function. This acid binds with your GABA receptors to regulate nervous system functioning. When you have too little, your nervous system can go haywire, leading to anxiety and depression. Mulungu helps to even out your GABA levels, leading to less anxiety.

Mulungu VS. Kava

Kava, also known as kava kava, is a popular anti-anxiety herbal supplement. It is also effective at reducing anxiety, however taking too much kava, or using lower quality kava products can lead to some undesirable side effects, including liver damage. Other less serious side effects include lethargy, scaly skin, or indigestion. Kava can be taken safely at lower doses, but Mulungu has little-to-no side effects.

How to Use Mulungu

Many people use a Mulungu tea or Mulungu extract. However, when you take Be Serene, you don’t actually have to worry about how to use it.  We have created the perfect formulation with the right amount of the plant and our four other ingredients. Just follow the directions on the packaging and get ready to take on your anxiety!

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About Dr. Morgan Camp M.D.

Dr. Morgan is an expert in Functional and Integrative Medicine with a Strong Emphasis in stress related illnesses like anxiety and insomnia. In addition to his 20 years of work in Functional Medicine, he has expanded his practice to include work on the deeper aspects of our being that point to the root cause of our illnesses working with Mind Body Wellness, Energy Medicine, and Healing with Consciousness.
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