Eucommia Bark ( 杜仲 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Eucommiae Ulmoidis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Du Zhong

Common English Name

Eucommia Bark

Part of Plant Used

Bark

Nature

Warm

Taste

Sweet, slightly acrid

Meridians Entered

Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat slow healing of tissues after injury, threatened miscarriage, weak agitation of fetus, fatigue, weak, sore, or painful lower back and legs, and leakage of urine and sperm (TCM: weakness in Liver and Kidneys); also used in most high blood-pressure formulas.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Tonifies Liver and Kidneys and strengthens the sinews and bones; aids in the smooth flow of Qi and Blood; pacifies the fetus and calms the Womb. Eucommia bark increases circulation to the tissues to speed regeneration and healing.

Common Formulas Used In

Tian Qi and Eucommia; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there is a Yin deficiency pattern with heat signs.



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