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erythrina
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Erythrina spp.
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Leguminosae
Genus :
Erythrina
Species :
mulungu; americana; bereroana;
COMMON NAMES
Coral Tree
USES
Seeds: Aphrodisiac; Deliriant; Sedative
Bark [E. mulungu]: Analgesic; Sedative
DESCRIPTION
Deciduous trees usually 20-30 ft high, though up to 100 ft. Found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Old and New World and Australia. The leguminous seeds of several Erythrina species contain curare-like alkaloids, as does the bark of E. mulungu. Some plant material may be toxic. E. mulungu extracts are widely sold as mild herbal sedatives.
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