Erythrina mulungu (Mulungu) is a Brazilian ornamental tree and medicinal plant native to the cerrado and caatinga ecoregions in Brazil. Most of mulungu’s potential health properties can be attributed to its key compounds (+)-erythravine and (+)-11α-hydroxyerythravine, which have been linked to pain relief and reduced anxiety and epileptic seizures.
- Used in traditional medicine to treat anxiety
- May help against epileptic seizures
- May have pain relief properties
- May reduce inflammation
- Used in the treatment of asthma