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Mulateiro is noted for its ability to completely shed and regenerate its bark on a yearly basis, making harvesting the bark a totally renewable and sustainable enterprise. The bark is smooth (as if polished) and changes colors throughout the year as it matures - going from a green tone to a brownish tone. Mulateiro bark has a long history of use among the Indians and local people in the Amazon using this bark for various skin problems.* To learn more about this wonderful rainforest plant, go to the Tropical Plant Database file on Mulateiro. To see pictures of mulateiro, click here. Check out the new Discussion Forums to see if anyone is talking about how they are using this natural rainforest remedy.
Traditional Uses:* for fungal infections of the skin (athlete's foot, nail fungus, etc.); for skin parasites; for Candida and yeast infections; as a skin aid for wrinkles, scars, freckles, and age spots; for diabetes
Suggested Use:* This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup dosages 2-3 times daily. This decoction is also traditionally applied to the skin.
For more complete instrutions on preparing herbal decoctions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: None known.
Drug Interactions: None known.
Third-Party Published Research*
All available third-party research on mulateiro be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the third-party published research on mulateiro is shown below:
Polensa, L., et al. "Ethnopharmacological inventory of plants used in Coronel Portillo Province of Ucayali Department, Peru." Pharm Biol. 2011 Feb;49(2):125-36.
Cardona Zuleta, L. M., et al. "Seco-iridoids from Calycophyllum spruceanum (Rubiaceae)." Phytochemistry. 2003 Sep; 64(2): 549-53.
Portillo, A., "Antifungal activity of Paraguayan plants used in traditional medicine." J. Ethnopharmacol. 2001 Jun; 76(1): 93-8.
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