Mulateiro (Calycophyllum spruceanum) is a canopy tree in the Amazon and has been used for a long time as a source of good, high-density lumber.
Benefits of using Mulateiro:
- Mulateiro bark contains high amounts of tannin chemicals which give it an astringent effect. The plant also contains high amounts of organic acids and phenols which have demonstrated antifungal, antibacterial, and insecticidal activity. The phenols also demonstrated strong antioxidant activity, which may explain their traditional use to stop the aging process of the skin
- Another substance called acetylenic acid in mulateiro proved to be the first antibiotic to be tested against fungi and bacteria.
- Mulateiro helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. reduce and brightens dark spots.
- In hair care, it is used in shampoo to fight hair loss, repair brittle hair, brighten and strengthen the scalp
- Among the forest communities, It is known as the “tree of youth” because of the constant renewal of its bark. Traditionally a decoction is made from the bark and is applied to the skin, leaving it softer and moisturized. It is also applied topically in treating wounds, cuts, and burns and is believed to have wound-healing and antifungal qualities.
Who all can use Mulateiro?
Mulateiro should be suitable for all skin types, but make sure to see if you’re allergic to this tree.