Life is full of stressful moments and situations. Nobody is immune to occasional mood disturbances and anxiety. However, just because you’re stressed isn’t necessarily a good reason to resort to powerful medications. Many medicines-for-your-mind have horrible side effects that are worse than the disorders they are intended to correct. If your mood needs a pick-up, there are many natural, narcotic-free remedies that promote relaxation without terrible side effects — exercise, aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, and sauna bathing are just a few. Additionally, many people turn to herbal remedies. In Brazil, one of the more popular herbal remedies for anxiety and nervousness is the bark from the Erythrina mulungu tree, commonly known as mulungu.
What is Mulungu Bark?
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. If you haven’t heard of it before, you’re not alone. Aside from appearing in a limited number of nutritional supplements, mulungu bark hasn’t gotten a lot of mainstream attention in North America. Now, however, Western herbalists are beginning to use and recommend it more. Not only does it have mood-elevating effects, but it also supports healthy sleep patterns.
How Does Mulungu Bark Support a Healthy Mood?
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